Apple Cider Doughnut Holes
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- In a small bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon and, if desired, nutmeg.
- In a large bowl, beat sugar and shortening until crumbly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; add to sugar mixture alternately with cider.
- In a large cast-iron or electric skillet, heat oil to 350°. Carefully drop batter by tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until dark golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels; cool 5 minutes. Toss in spiced sugar.
Nutrition Facts1 doughnut hole: 71 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
May 3, 2020
I haven't tried these yet but I would like to reply to amy...your oil was too hot!
Mar 19, 2020
I really wanted to like this recipe, but it was a failure for me. After dropping by tablespoons into the hot oil, the doughnut holes puffed up to twice their size and got very dark after only about a minute. After turning them over, the same thing happened - way too dark, way too fast. After removing from oil, I checked them, they were raw in the middle. I cut them in half, returned them to the oil with the cut side down and fried them for another minute. The middle got done, but the outside was “crispy”. I tried to make them smaller but they still got very dark before being done. We ate a few but there wasn’t any cider flavor which is what I was looking for, even the sugar and cinnamon dusting didn’t help.