Applesauce Doughnuts with Buttermilk

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My mom made these when I was a little girl. We would love to help her and of course eat them afterward. Dust with powdered sugar, granulated sugar or cinnamon. Delicious!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts oil for deep frying

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • ¾ cup applesauce

  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground mace

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar for dusting

Directions

  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, beat together white sugar, butter, eggs and applesauce. In a separate bowl, stir together flour baking powder, salt, baking soda, mace and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into the egg mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Mix until a stiff dough is formed.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 3/4 to 1 inch thick sheet. Make sure to roll the dough to an even thickness. Cut out doughnuts with a doughnut cutter.

  4. Carefully slide doughnuts into hot oil. Turn doughnuts as soon as they rise to the surface. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels and dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve hot.

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 may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
9g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 42mg 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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