Pumpkin Doughnut Drops Recipe
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Pumpkin Doughnut Drops Recipe

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I always have a few special treats handy when the grandchildren visit. These cake doughnuts are a favorite snack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and shortening. Add the pumpkin, vinegar and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; add to the pumpkin mixture alternately with soda.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; roll in sugar while warm. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Pumpkin Doughnut Drops in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p11

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"OMG!! Took this recipe to school to share. Everyone Loved it. Will make this again and again. Pat"

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"I thought the lemon-lime soda was an unusal ingredient for doughnuts & had leftover pumpkin so I gave these a try. We all liked them. They are light. The doughnut drops are good without sugar."

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