Recipe: Key Lime Bread Pudding

29 Mar
Key Lime Bread Pudding

Key Lime Bread Pudding with a Coconut Milk Glaze

I have to admit this Key Lime Bread Pudding was really more of an experiment than a vision, but it worked.

Key limes (or their juice) are vital to this dessert recipe. And rather than French bread (which I normally use in bread pudding), I used donut holes to give it added sweetness.


  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Key Lime Bread Pudding Ingredients

    Key Lime Bread Pudding Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 3 dozen day-old donut holes, torn into 1/4-inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Key Lime Bread Pudding with Donut Holes

    Soaking the donut holes in the key lime custard

  3. Combine first seven ingredients in a large bowl and stir well.
  4. Add donut holes and toss gently to coat. Let stand for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Spread mixture evenly into a baking dish coated with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes or until bread pudding sets.
  7. Garnish with a key lime slice and serve.

For a topping, I combined a little coconut milk and some sugar to give it a really tropical vibe.

If you can’t get donut holes, just buy donuts and tear them into bite-sized pieces. You may even sweet talk a donut shop into giving you some stale donuts or donut holes for cheap.

  • To make sure I didn’t eat the whole pan, I took this to the office and it disappeared in a few hours. It’s that good.
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    Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Cookin', Desserts, Recipes


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    11 responses to “Recipe: Key Lime Bread Pudding

    1. Jueseppi B.

      March 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
      “Po’ Boy Livin’ Rich”…you are killing me here. My God…when you combine two of the best tastes on planet Earth in bread pudding and key limes….Oh my Lord.

    2. Desi Chick

      March 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      I knew I shouldn’t have signed up to follow your blog, because of posts like this. How could you? Now I have to make it, which means I have to eat it. This is not good, not good at all! The donut holes –that’s just evil genius.

      • poboylivinrich

        March 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

        Do what I did and take it to the office or some place where you can offload the calories. This is definitely a great one to make.

    3. Jaime

      March 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      This recipe sounds divine! Thanks for sharing– I’m definitely making that this weekend!

      • poboylivinrich

        March 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm

        Great. Thanks for liking it. Let me know how it turns out.

    4. Jamie B

      March 29, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      Never would have thought to put those together, lol. Looks really good though!

      Thanks for the like!

      • poboylivinrich

        March 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm

        I can admit it was an experiment. Luckily, it worked.

    5. Shonnie

      March 29, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      WOW! That sounds pretty sweet! haha Pun intended. 😉

    6. Veggiewitch

      March 30, 2012 at 12:16 am

      OMGoddess! This looks totally to DIE for! Yummmmm…

    7. joy Tucker

      January 6, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      This is delicious


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