Yield: 8 large doughnuts

Boston Cream Donuts

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Easy, fried Boston Cream Donuts in under 30 minutes! Made using Pillsbury Grands biscuits and filled with a creamy pudding mixture, these are sure to tempt you! Don't forget the rich chocolate ganache!


For the Donut:

  • 1 package Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • vegetable oil

For the Filling:

  • 1 box JELL-O Instant French Vanilla Pudding (3.4 ounce)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

For the Ganache:

  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 ounce dark chocolate
  • 2 ounce milk chocolate
  • 2 ¼ cup powdered sugar


  1. Prepare the filling first by whisking together the pudding mix with milk. Beat with whisk for about 2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, beat on high with an electric mixer the heavy cream with powdered sugar until soft peaks form (about 3 minutes). Fold in pudding mixture. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. In a large, heavy bottomed skillet, heat oil about ½-¾ inch high. Depending on your size skillet will determine how much oil is necessary. Bring oil to a sizzle when you drop a couple drops of water into it.
  4. Separate biscuits. Fry each biscuit for 2-3 minutes each side. Allow to cool and dry on paper towels.
  5. For the ganache, add cream, milk, butter, vanilla and corn syrup to a medium saucepan. Heat on medium until butter is melted. Turn to low and add in the chocolates. Whisk continuously until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar until ganache is smooth. Set aside.
  6. To assemble, spoon filling into a large pastry bag with tip (any tip will do). Press tip into side of donut and squeeze until donut appears "full." Repeat for remaining donuts.
  7. Spoon warm ganache over each filled donut. ENJOY!


  • Even easier donuts: If you want to cut an extra step you can totally use canned frosting. Heat it up in the microwave for a little bit (maybe 30 seconds to a minute), stir and spoon it on the donuts.
  • Save your oil: I save the used oil to use again by allowing it to cool slightly, then storing it in a mason jar. I strain off any fried bits while pouring it in the jar. Then you can use the oil the next time you need to fry something and save some money!
  • Extra filling: This recipe makes a lot of filling so you will have some leftover. I enjoy making a trifle using this extra filling (bake up a brownie mix and layer it with filling in a trifle bowl). Or spoon into bowls by itself for a delicious pudding dessert!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 576Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 541mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 1gSugar: 55gProtein: 7g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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