Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

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Pam Blais


These donuts were made by a family that had an apple stand near a campground we used to go to in NH...They used to make them right there and the smells were incredible..I asked for the recipe and they gave it to me. The recipe is alittle long, but not complicated at all. They always make me think of fall in NH whenever I make them.


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2 to 3 dozen
1 Hr 30 Min
5 Min
Deep Fry



  • 1 c
    apple cider
  • 1 c
  • 3 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    gound nutmeg
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large
  • 1/2 c

  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider
  • OR

  • 1 1/4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    real maple syrup
  • OR

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Apple Cider Donuts


  1. Boil the apple cider in a saucepan until it is reduced to one quarter cup, approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Beat the sugar wih an electric mixer, adding in he sugar. Next, add the eggs, one at a time until well mixed. Add buttermilk and reduced cider.
    Stir together in another bowl, the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
    Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just enough to combine.
  3. Transfer dough to lightly floured parchment or waxed paper and sprinkle with flour on both sides.
    Roll dough out to about one half inch thick, using more flour if dough is too sticky. Put the dough into the freezer until slightly hardened, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove dough from freezer and cut out donuts using a 3" donut cutter. Place donuts and holes in he fridge for 20 to 30 minutes while you are preparing the glazes and heating the oil. Continue rolling out any scraps of dough you have.
  5. heat 3" of vegetable oil in a large pan or a deep fryer to 350 degrees. Fry a few donuts at a time, turning once for about one minute per side. Donuts are done when they are golden brown and cooked through.remove to paper towels to drain.
  6. whisk together which ever ingredients you are going to use for the glaze. While donuts are still warm, either drizzle glaze over them or shake in a bag with the cinnamon sugar. Cool completely on a rack

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About Apple Cider Donuts

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #apple, #cider, #donuts

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