Shortcut Peaches & Cream Donuts
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?
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!)
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.)
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.
Put another dollop of whipped cream on top of the donuts and add the last few peach slices as a garnish. Serve immediately.
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.Published June 4, 2015. Last updated June 2, 2017.