Apple Cider Doughnuts

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Wonderful and warm, these old-fashioned apple cider donuts are delicious. Though perfect for fall, these treats are great year-round. I even make the batter recipe the night before and then finish them in the morning. I also like to dust them with powdered sugar... Yum!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
24

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar, divided

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ cups apple cider

  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

  • 6 cups vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. Mix 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon together in a resealable plastic bag.

  2. Bring apple cider to a boil in a saucepan; cook, stirring occasionally, until cider has reduced to 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

  3. Whisk 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl. Mix butter, eggs, egg yolk, and cooled cider together in a separate bowl until smooth; stir into flour mixture. Stir remaining 2 3/4 cups flour into mixture until dough is smooth. Refrigerate dough for 10 minutes.

  4. Heat oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  5. Turn dough onto a well-floured work surface using floured hands; pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough into doughnuts using a doughnut cutter or 2 round cookie cutters (1 large and 1 small). Gather scraps and re-pat dough to cut out as many doughnuts as possible.

  6. Carefully slide doughnuts, working in batches, into hot oil; fry until doughnuts rise to the surface and begin to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip doughnuts and continue frying until opposite side is browned, about 1 1/2 minutes.

  7. Remove doughnuts with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to cool until easily handled, about 1 minute. Toss cooled doughnuts in the reserved bag of cinnamon sugar. Bring oil back to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) before frying next batch.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
8g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 30mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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