Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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Boston Cream Donuts

Easy, fried Boston cream doughnuts in less than 30 minutes! Made with Pillsbury Grands and filled with a creamy pudding mix, they’re sure to tempt you! Don’t forget the delicious chocolate ganache!


For the Donut:
1 package of Pillsbury Grands
canola oil

For the filling:
1 box of JELL-O Instant French Vanilla Pudding (3.4oz)
1 cup of milk
1 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of powdered sugar

For the Ganache:
2 tablespoons of heavy cream
2 tablespoons of milk
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of corn syrup
2 ounces of dark chocolate
2 oz milk chocolate
2 1/4 cup of powdered sugar


Prepare the filling by first beating the pudding mixture with milk. Beat with the whisk for about 2 minutes. Put aside.
In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, whisk the thick cream with powdered sugar until smooth peaks form (about 3 minutes). Add the pudding mixture. Refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large, heavy bottom pan, heat oil to a height of 1/2-3/4 inches. Depending on the size of the pan, the amount of oil needed will be determined. Have the oil sizzle when a couple of drops of water fall on it.
Separate the cookies. Fry each cookie for 2-3 minutes on each side. Allow to cool and dry on paper towels.
For the ganache, add the cream, milk, butter, vanilla and corn syrup to a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the butter melts. Put on low heat and add the chocolates. Beat continuously until smooth. Remove from heat and add the powdered sugar until the ganache is soft. Set aside.
To assemble, place the filling in a large pastry bag with the tip (any tip will do). Press the tip on one side of the doughnut and squeeze until the doughnut appears “full”. Repeat the process for the remaining doughnuts.
Spoon the hot ganache over each full doughnut. ENJOY!


I keep the used oil to use it again by letting it cool slightly, and then I keep it in a masonry jar. I hang up any fried pieces while pouring them into the jar. It saves money! This recipe will have an extra filler left over. I enjoy making a little fry with this extra filling (I bake a brownie mix and put it in a frying bowl). Or put it in bowls for dessert. ENJOY.