Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe

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Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe
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Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe

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Cake doughnuts remind me of family trips to South Dakota. We’d stop at Wall Drug for a dozen or so before camping in the Badlands. Maple glaze was and still is my favorite. Share a batch with friends and family who appreciate a hot, fresh doughnut. —Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Chocolate Glaze for Doughnuts or Maple Glaze for Doughnuts, optional

Directions

In a small saucepan, bring cider to a rapid boil; cook over high heat until reduced by half, about 12 minutes. Cool completely.
Whisk together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, melted butter and cooled cider; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (dough will be sticky). Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until firm enough to shape.
Divide dough in half. On a floured surface, pat each portion to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 3-in. doughnut cutter.
In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 325°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side. Fry doughnut holes, a few at time, until golden brown and cooked through, about 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towels; cool slightly. If desired, dip tops of doughnuts into glaze of your choice. Yield: 1 dozen doughnuts plus doughnut holes.
Ginger-Sugar: In a shallow bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar and 2-3 tablespoons ground ginger. Toss with warm doughnuts. Yield: 3/4 cup.
Originally published as Apple Cider Doughnuts in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without toppings): 335 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 338mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Chocolate Glaze for Doughnuts or Maple Glaze for Doughnuts, optional
  1. In a small saucepan, bring cider to a rapid boil; cook over high heat until reduced by half, about 12 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Whisk together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, melted butter and cooled cider; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (dough will be sticky). Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until firm enough to shape.
  3. Divide dough in half. On a floured surface, pat each portion to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 3-in. doughnut cutter.
  4. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 325°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side. Fry doughnut holes, a few at time, until golden brown and cooked through, about 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towels; cool slightly. If desired, dip tops of doughnuts into glaze of your choice. Yield: 1 dozen doughnuts plus doughnut holes.
Ginger-Sugar: In a shallow bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar and 2-3 tablespoons ground ginger. Toss with warm doughnuts. Yield: 3/4 cup.
Originally published as Apple Cider Doughnuts in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p18

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Emily User ID: 9292605 276678
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2017

"These are very heavy and not sweet. Albeit I used some organic Whole Foods apple cider, which I personally think could have had a stronger apple flavor. These turned out tasting extremely bland and just like oil. I did try to bake them and that was even worse. I would add another whole cup of sugar and maybe some real apple ."

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lpview User ID: 5875215 276441
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2017

"Yummy! easy! Love it!"

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Charliemarylou User ID: 4314630 274760
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2017

"These donuts were great. I doubled the recipe and froze some of it. Not sure if it will change the taste or texture once it is defrosted. I used all white flour. For the topping I mixed 1/2 cup of sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and mixed well. Then I melted 1 stick of butter. When donuts are warm to touch I dipped the top in the butter and them in sugar and cinnamon mixture. Shared these donuts with family and friends and all loved them."

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Catharine User ID: 9266964 274633
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2017

"Wonderful recipe for the first days of Fall!! The dough comes together quickly and is beautiful to roll out and cut! I opted to make my own glaze to dip the tops of the doughnuts in, using about 1/3 -1/2 cup of icing (confectioners) sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, dash of salt, a small pinch of cinnamon, and a tablespoon or so of cold apple cider, stir together and adjust if needed to get a drizzling consistency. After dipping them I immediately sprinkled the tops with demerara sugar - for a bit of sparkle and subtle crunch! The end result is a crisp on the outside, melt in your mouth flavour throughout! Will definitely make this recipe again - and again!!"

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LYNN3029 User ID: 8496179 265764
Reviewed May. 9, 2017

"Fantastic! Making a double batch today to take to a picnic. They are wonderful rolled in sugar."

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 254845
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2016

"Yum! These were awesome and pretty easy to prepare. I'm not a fan of ginger so we stuck with cinnamon sugar topping."

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erinshea1982 User ID: 7151030 254453
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"This is the perfect fall breakfast! We loved them!"

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kparmar24 User ID: 8411271 254361
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

"Nice recipe !"

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cindiak User ID: 221828 254334
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2016

"Delicious! I did use all all-purpose flour as I don't care for the taste of wheat flour."

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gzaborsky User ID: 8103789 237422
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"The holes came out great. Hard to from doughnuts"

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