Fried Apple Cider Donuts

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Fried Apple Cider Donuts
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Fried Apple Cider Donuts

These simple, delicious, homemade donuts are made with sweet tangy boiled apple cider and warm spices. Make this recipe your family fall tradition! I use a 3 inch donut cutter for the perfect sized donut.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple, Cider, Dessert, Donuts, Fried
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 225kcal


  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp butter melted and cooled
  • oil for deep frying

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring apple cider to a rolling boil and cook until reduced by half (1 cup total), about 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and ground cardamom
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, melted butter, and cooled apple cider together until well blended
  • Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour wet ingredients into well. Gradually mix together until a sticky dough forms. Cover dough and chill for one hour or until firm enough to shape
  • Place dough on well floured surface. Gently roll or pat dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured donut cutter and place donuts on parchment lined baking sheet
  • In a Dutch oven or electric deep fryer, heat about 3 inches of oil to 365 degrees F. Fry donuts (only 3-4 at a time) for about 1 minute per side or until golden brown and cooked through
  • Remove donuts and drain on paper towels or a wire rack on baking sheet. Cool slightly. Roll donuts in cinnamon sugar coating if desired; serve warm
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3 years ago

5 stars
These were very good. Cant beat fresh homemade donuts..