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Apple Cider Doughnuts

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
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"Wonderful and warm, these donuts are delicious! Though perfect for fall, these treats are great year-round. I even make the batter the night before and then finish them in the morning. I also like to dust them with powdered sugar...YUM!"
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Ingredients

1 h servings 219
Original recipe yields 24 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon together in a resealable freezer 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 cup 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 into 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.

Footnotes

  • 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; 8.2 34.2 2.7 29 159 Full nutrition

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This recipe makes excellent donuts. They tasted just like the apple cider donuts from my local bakery. My donut cutter is on the large side, so I only got a dozen out of this recipe. I ended up ...

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These were good I didn’t get much of a Apple tast and even after I put the flour in that the recipe called for the dough was very sticky still. I also used a larger cutter so I didn’t get many d...

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This recipe makes excellent donuts. They tasted just like the apple cider donuts from my local bakery. My donut cutter is on the large side, so I only got a dozen out of this recipe. I ended up ...

For those saying the recipe is too dry - When I cooked it as the directions indicated this was the case. I ended up not bringing the oil to temp between batches (though I did bring it to temp t...

They’re a very dense donut! Super yummy! Boyfriend loves them and is hoarding them all!

These were good I didn’t get much of a Apple tast and even after I put the flour in that the recipe called for the dough was very sticky still. I also used a larger cutter so I didn’t get many d...

Not as fluffy as I wanted, but still a yummy donut. I did not make any changes to the recipe. Next time I will add less cinnamon because it overpowered the apple cider. I might do an apple cider...

I cannot eat foods made with enriched and bleached flour so most commercial bakery is off-limits. I've learned to do most of my own baking and these doughnuts, made with unbleached and unenriche...

Very easy to make and very tasty. Got a double "MMMM" from my husband. So, it's a keeper.

this was so easy, my 17 year old made it on her own, for breakfast. They were delicious! !

This sounds really good but I don't have a deep fryer. I think that this would be an excellent recipe and I would use this if I gad a deep fryer