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Orange-Glazed Crullers Recipe

Orange-Glazed Crullers Recipe

"I enjoy preparing these lovely treats with my grandchildren," notes Muriel Lerdal of Humboldt, Iowa. "The make-ahead dough is great for a gathering." —Muriel Lerdal, Humboldt, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Cook: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:36 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Beat in milk, butter, eggs, sugar, salt and 2 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Punch dough down; divide in half. Return one portion to the refrigerator. On a floured surface, roll out second portion into an 18x9-in. rectangle; cut width-wise into 3/4-in. strips. Fold each strip in half lengthwise and twist several times. Pinch the ends to seal.
  • 3. Place on greased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 35-45 minutes.
  • 4. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry crullers, a few at a time, about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown, turning with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients; brush over warm crullers. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cruller: 142 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"I made this years ago..for family..after which I lost the recipe.I am very excited I stumbled across it tonight..These crullers were so good !!! Everyone scarfed them up immediately as I recall. .I am going to make them for our fair which is next week..If they win a blue ribbon or not..They were Grand Prize winners to our family. Again I am excited I found this wonderful tasting donut..!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"Bought the Yearly cookbook with this recipe in it, made it and the family and friends loved it, have made it a few times since, will keep making it. I don't make it ahead though, I let it rise on the counter, then roll it out and watch them puff when you fry them."

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