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Frosted Pumpkin Doughnuts

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"'Our three children grew pumpkins to sell,' explains Connie Simon of Reed City, Michigan. 'During harvest, it was time to make these scrumptious doughnuts. The orange frosting is super.'"
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Ingredients

50 m servings 146
Original recipe yields 36 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and butter. Add pumpkin and lemon juice; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to pumpkin mixture alternately with milk. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5-6 times. Roll to 3/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden, about 3 minutes; turn once with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Combine frosting ingredients; spread over cooled doughnuts.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 146 calories; 2.3 29 2.6 14 128 Full nutrition

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Oh. My. These were wonderful! They make a lot though, so I froze half and they thaw wonderfully too! I made the frosting a little runnier than called for, so mine were more glazed than froste...

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This was my first attempt at homemade donuts. These were quite tastey, but they were hard to knead/roll without adding lots of extra flour. To me they didn't taste pumpkin-y at all. And we just ...

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Oh. My. These were wonderful! They make a lot though, so I froze half and they thaw wonderfully too! I made the frosting a little runnier than called for, so mine were more glazed than froste...

This was my first attempt at homemade donuts. These were quite tastey, but they were hard to knead/roll without adding lots of extra flour. To me they didn't taste pumpkin-y at all. And we just ...

Didnt make the frosting, which Im sure helps, but the just the doughnuts alone then rolled in cinnamon and sugar when done frying these are delicious!!

These were nice. Less than spectacular but good with tea. I found them rather dry. I followed the recipe exactly but had it scaled down to half the recipe. The icing had a nice flavor but I had ...

These were very easy and delicious, even for my non-pumpkin eating family. I made the mistake of cutting a few too thick but if you stick with the 3/8" noted they are fine. We used a basic pow...

We have a tradition of making doughnuts every Halloween season and this is the 2nd year I've made these doughnuts! The frosting is tasty! Great recipe!

I did not care for these. I was hoping they would be like the pumpkin donuts found at an apple orchard here, but sadly they are not even close. They were too firm and thick as well. Another prob...

Really yummy! I added just 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice to the dough as well. The dough is supposed to be really sticky... just use plenty of flour when rolling them out and they will turn out...