Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Canada Day Strawberry Filled Doughnuts

Happy Canada Day!

All over Canada families and friends will be gathering to celebrate Canada's 147th birthday.

If you live in Canada you already know that a Canadian favorite place to meet for coffee is the local doughnut shop.  
We stopped in ourselves for coffee and picked up some Tim Horton  Honey Crullers  for our Canada Day dessert.

 As far as I can tell, a glazed honey cruller is basically deep fried cream puff dough.

I thought it might make a great way to make cream puffs without heating up the oven on a hot day and a great way to make a quick dessert.

 I used an electric knife to slice them in half.
If you don't have an electric knife, use a sharp serrated knife.
I then gently removed the soft part inside which is much like we do with cream puffs.
I then filled them and served them "open faced".
Six doughnuts makes enough for 12 servings.

For smaller appetites,
I used some of the little honey cruller tim bits and stuffed them with whipped cream and strawberries.

  • Tim Horton Honey Cruller doughnuts and doughnut holes
  • fresh berries
  • 2 cups whipping cream (for one dozen doughnuts and 20 timbits
  • 2 packages Dr. Oetker Whip It cream stabilizer or 2 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding
  • 1/4 cup powdered / icing sugar
  1. Slice doughnuts in half using a electric knife or serrated knife.
  2. Remove the soft part of in the inside of the doughnut.
  3. Wash and dry strawberries and slice and dice into small pieces.
  4. Whip cream with stabilizer or instant pudding and powdered sugar until stiff.
  5. Place whipped cream into a piping bag with a star tip, fill the doughnut and top with strawberry pieces and then garnish with a few more stars of whipped cream.
  6. Refrigerate until serving time.  These filled doughnuts are best when doughnuts are purchased and and put together on the same day.


  1. Happy Canada Day!!! With love from your neighbor south of you. - marie

  2. Oh what a great idea!!! Have a wonderful Canada Day ......

    1. Opps.... Canada is actually 147 years old...1867-2014..with that being said Enjoy your Canada Day....donuts look awesome!!!!

    2. oops... thank you. I'll fix that now.

    3. Looking very nice Lovella..could you please deliver 5 dozen to our home this afternoon? I had to do the Math last night also...Enjoy your day.

  3. Oh this is doable...I'll pick up the cruellers on the 3rd and add a few blueberries. Lively idea!

  4. Those are beautiful! Happy Canada Day to all of you! I love Krullers and you reminded me it is my absolute favorite doughnut. You just took it over the top and I may never make strawberry short cake the same again! LOL! I do have to find a recipe to make the Krullers though as we have no access to any. Those are so pretty too! Enjoy your holiday!

  5. Well, that was a very quick correction!! :) thank you!

  6. So creative and so Canadian - great idea Lovella! Happy Canada Day to you and yours.

  7. Happy Canada Day, Ellen!
    What a quick and easy treat for today.
    I'm going to remember this one for when I have company next.

  8. That looks delicious and pretty at the same time.
    Have a great day.

  9. What a GREAT idea...so tasty and pretty and.....EASY. I love you for sharing this amazing dessert...