Sunday, April 3, 2022

Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe

Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe

There are a lot of individual steps to this recipe, but none of them are difficult on their own. The first task is to create an applesauce by reducing apple cider and diced apples. This step took a few minutes longer than the recipe indicates for me but it smelled wonderful so I didn’t mind. The dough comes together easily in a mixer and while it is sticky, I didn’t find it unworkable. I just kept my hands and the parchment well floured as I patted the dough into a rectangle. I only refrigerated my dough for 2 hours, but if you have time, I’d definitely recommend letting the dough sit in the fridge overnight. When I took the dough out to cut it, it warmed up very quickly and once warm, became more difficult to work with. The frying actually went ok and I found that about 1 1/2 minutes per side led to nicely browned doughnuts. I dipped one side of each donut in the cider glaze and then topped that side with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

I’m so glad I gave this recipe a shot and put aside my deep frying fears because these doughnuts were a hit! I gave most of them away and the recipients really enjoyed them. I used the scraps of dough to make a few doughnut holes, which I tasted and liked too. My only complaint is that the apple flavor wasn’t very prominent. The glaze helped, but I think I might add diced apples to the dough when I make these again.

By Tracey

Apple Cider Doughnuts

from Food Network Magazine


  • 2 red apples, such as Cortland or Macintosh
  • 2 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 3 1/2 cups all-pourpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


Core and coarsely chop the apples (do not peel). Combine with 1 1/2 cups cider in a medium saucepan over medium heat; cover and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until the apples are tender and the cider is almost completely reduced, about 5 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender or in a food processor until smooth. Measure the sauce; you should have 1 cup. (Boil to reduce further, if necessary.) Let cool slightly.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl.

Beat 2/3 cup granulated sugar and the shortening in another bowl with a mixer on medium speed until sandy. Beat in the egg and yolk, then gradually mix in the applesauce, scraping the bowl. Beat in half of the flour mixture, then the buttermilk and vanilla, and then the remaining flour mixture. Mix to make a sticky dough; do not overmix.

Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured sheet of parchment paper and pat into a 7-by-11-inch rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Meanwhile, make the glaze: Simmer the remaining 1 cup cider in a small saucepan over medium heat until reduced to 1/4 cup. Whisk in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth and glossy, then set aside. Mix the remaining 1 cup granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a shallow bowl; set aside for the topping.

Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 F. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Cut the chilled dough into 12 rounds, using a floured 2 1/2- or 3-inch biscuit cutter, then cut out the middles with a 1-inch cutter (or use a doughnut cutter). Slip 2 or 3 doughnuts at a time into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side, adjusting the heat as needed. Transfer to the paper towels to drain.

Dip one side of each doughnut in the cider glaze, letting the excess drip off; dip just the glazed side in the cinnamon-sugar or roll all over in cinnamon-sugar, if desired. Serve warm.

Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Admin