Warm Apple Cider Donuts Recipe: This Easy Doughnut Recipe Melts in Your Mouth by Ann Marie Patitucci

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2 years ago

Warm Apple Cider Donuts Recipe: This Easy Doughnut Recipe Melts in Your Mouth

My friend (and former student!) Kara posted the most delicious looking apple cider donuts recipe on social media. I just had to know more! She shared that she couldn’t find the donuts when she was craving them, so she made her own. Not only did Kara rave about this recipe, but I also think the photo speaks for itself! Won’t you join me in making them?

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: Makes 12 doughnuts


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Bring apple cider to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce down to 1/2 cup, about 20 to 25 minutes. Pour into a large glass measuring cup. Add butter to hot cider and stir to melt. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs with white and brown sugar. Add cooled cider/butter mixture, sour cream and vanilla extract.
  3. In a large bowl or in a fine mesh strainer set over the wet ingredients, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Using a wooden spoon, mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  4. On a well-floured surface, roll out the cooled dough to about 3/4-inch thickness and then cut into donut shapes using pastry cutters or a mason jar/cup and a bottle cap/shot glass. Chill the cut donuts for 10 minutes more, if necessary.
  5. Heat oil to 350 degrees F. Fry donuts, 3 to 4 at a time, flipping occasionally, until golden on both sides.
  6. Line a baking sheet with a paper towel. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the baking sheet, then roll the donuts in the cinnamon sugar while still warm.

Kara found this recipe at  tasty.co. Thanks to Scott Loitsch of the Tasty Team for this donut deliciousness.

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Apple Cider $4 & Up
Vanilla Extract $4 & Up
Cinnamon $2 & Up
Nutmeg $4 & Up
Flour $2 & Up
Baking Powder $2 & Up
Oil $2 & Up
Mason Jar $5 & Up
Baking Sheets $9 & Up

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