Apple Cider Doughnuts- these hot, fresh doughnuts will make you feel like you’ve made a stop at a roadside farm stand. Coated in cinnamon-sugar, these homemade doughnuts taste like fall.
These doughnuts are deep-fried and really melt in your mouth.
How To Make Apple Cider Doughnuts
- Simmer the apple cider until it is reduced to 1 cup. This step can be done a day or two in advance. The apple cider needs to cool completely before you proceed to the next step.
- Stir together the cinnamon-sugar coating in a shallow bowl.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together the reduced apple cider, the melted butter, and the eggs.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until the flour is mixed in. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2-inch thickness.
- Use a 3 1/2-inch doughnut cutter to cut as many doughnuts as you can. You can reroll the scraps and cut more. They will be a little misshapen when they fry but will taste fine.
- Heat 2 inches of oil to 375 degrees in a Dutch oven or deep cast iron pan. A thermometer is handy for this.
- Only fry 3 to 4 doughnuts at a time so that the temperature of the oil does not go down too much. They need to fry for 60 to 90 seconds per side.
- Drain the doughnuts on paper towels and then immediately coat in cinnamon sugar.
More Doughnut Recipes
- 3 cups apple cider
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- Vegetable oil
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Place apple cider in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer until reduced to 1 cup. Will take about 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely. This step can be done the night before. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Make the Cinnamon Sugar Coating by stirring together ingredients in a shallow bowl.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ground nutmeg, baking soda.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together the 1 cup reduced apple cider, melted butter, and eggs.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until mixed together. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until 1/2-inch thick. Cut with a 3 1/2-inch doughnut cutter. You can use a smaller one if you wish.
- Pour about 2 inches of oil into a Dutch oven. Heat to 375 degrees. Only fry 3 doughnuts at a time so you don't crowd them. They will need to cook for 60 to 90 seconds per side.Fry the doughnut holes until golden on all sides.
- Drain on paper towels and then coat in cinnamon sugar.
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Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious
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