Pure Bliss Autumn Doughnuts

nadine mesch


As soon as the leaves begin to fall, my kids are all requesting these wonderful doughnuts.
They are more of a cake doughnut, with a light sweetness and wonderful autumn spices.
Eat warm. Any leftovers? Re-heat in microwave for 10 seconds. YUMMMMM !

★★★★★ 1 vote
makes 26-30
15 Min
15 Min
Deep Fry


1/4 c
butter flavored shortening
1 c
1/3 c
apple juice concentrate
1/2 c
3 1/2 c
1 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
pumpkin pie spice
1 qt
vegetable oil
3/4 c
1 1/2 Tbsp
pumpkin pie spice

How to Make Pure Bliss Autumn Doughnuts


  • 1In a large bowl combine shortening & 1 cup sugar, beat until light, approximately 4 minutes. Add eggs, beat well, add apple juice concentrate and buttermilk. Mix until well combined.
  • 2In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice.
  • 3Add flour mixture to apple juice mixture; beat until just blended ( the dough will be soft)
  • 4On a baking sheet, place a sheet of parchment paper; place dough on parchment.
  • 5Lightly flour dough and using a rolling pin, roll dough to a 1/2 inch thickness. Top with a layer of plastic wrap
  • 6Refrigerate for 1 hour. Meanwhile, in a shallow dish, combine sugar and pumpkin pie spice; set aside.
  • 7Remove dough from refrigerator and cut out doughnuts using a doughnut cutter. Re-pat leftover dough into a 1/2 inch thickness and cut out more doughnuts.
  • 8Place cut out dough onto fresh parchment paper.
  • 9In a large pot, heat oil. Bring to a temperature of 325 degrees. While temperature is heating, line a baking sheet with paper towels.
  • 10Place dough, approximately 4 at a time into hot oil. The dough will sink, and then rise. When dough rises, check them, if they are golden, flip doughnuts over; fry for approximately 35 seconds more ( till gently golden )
  • 11Remove from oil, using a slotted spoon, place doughnuts on paper towels. Repeat, until all doughnuts are cooked.
  • 12Dip doughnuts into sugar- spice mix, coat thoroughly.
  • 13Bite, Eat and Enjoy the Bliss !!!!!!!!!

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About Pure Bliss Autumn Doughnuts

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American