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Easy-to-Make Peaches and Cream Donuts Recipe by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com

Shortcut Peaches & Cream Donuts

By Wendy Copley

The first Friday of June is National Donut Day and my family will be celebrating with these over-the-top peaches and cream donuts! Filled with juicy fruit slices and soft whipped cream, they are incredibly tasty and super easy-to-make when you follow our shortcut. And hey — the peaches make them healthy, right?

Peaches and Cream Donuts Recipe by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com

To make four donuts you will need

  • 3-4 medium peaches or nectarines
  • 8 oz. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 glazed donuts (this is the shortcut!)

Peaches and Cream Donuts Recipe by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com

Peaches and Cream Donuts Recipe by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com

Start off by whipping the cream. Pour the cream and the vanilla into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium high until the cream is the consistency you like. I personally prefer my whipped cream to be a little stiffer but a softer cream would also be lovely. Alternatively, you can use a hand mixer or just a whisk and a lot of elbow grease.

And you know what? It’s perfectly fine to skip the home-made whipped cream altogether and just bust out a can of Reddi-wip (another shortcut). (Your kids will probably like it better anyway.)

Peaches and Cream Donuts Recipe by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com

Slice the peaches into thin slices. The thinner they are, the easier they are to layer on the donuts.

If it’s a little early in the year for good, fresh peaches where you live, you can sub in frozen peaches. Allow them to thaw completely before slicing.

Slice each donut in half horizontally and place the donut bottoms on  plates. Hold back twelve peach slices then evenly distribute the remaining fruit among the donuts. Smear a hearty dollop of whipped cream on top of the peach layers, then top with the remaining donut halves.

Peaches and Cream Donuts Recipe by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com

Put another dollop of whipped cream on top of the donuts and add the last few peach slices as a garnish. Serve immediately.

Peaches and Cream Donuts Recipe by Wendy Copley for Alphamom.com

We tried eating our peaches and cream donuts with our hands at first, but it quickly became apparent that there was no way that was going to work. These babies are just too messy and juicy, so a knife and fork is a must.

About the Author

Wendy Copley

Wendy Copley is a cook, writer, crafter, lunch-packer, wife and mom. Whenever she goes too long without doing something creative, she starts to lose her mind, so she’s always working on some ...

Wendy Copley is a cook, writer, crafter, lunch-packer, wife and mom. Whenever she goes too long without doing something creative, she starts to lose her mind, so she’s always working on some sort of project. Her focus frequently shifts from sewing to baking to paper-crafting to creating with her kids but she is unwavering in her devotion to packing cute, mostly-healthy bento box lunches for her two boys.

You can follow her adventures on her blog Wendolonia or you can learn all her lunch box secrets from her book, Everyday Bento: 50 Cute and Yummy Lunches to Go.

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  • They look delicious.  I had never thought of adding anything to donuts!