Apple Cider Donut

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
20 min
1 hr
10 min

depends on how big the cutter is

  • 2 1/2 cups flour total (1 cup all-purpose plus 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium apple (Golden Delicious), grated or small dice
  • Canola oil for deep frying
  • Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • In a large bowl combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon, and make a well in the center. In a second bowl mix the sugar, butter and egg until incorporated and smooth. Stir in the cider, milk, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until smooth. Fold in the chopped apple. Cover the bowl and chill for 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead about 1 minute. Divide the dough in half and with a rolling pin roll it out to 3/8-inch thick. With a donut or cookie cutter cut out shapes. Repeat with the other half.

  • Heat canola oil to 375 degrees F. Carefully add donuts in batches of 4 or 5 to the hot oil and fry for 1 to 2 minutes per side. With a slotted spoon or spider transfer cooked donuts to drain on paper towels. Combine sugar and ground cinnamon, and before they cool, dredge the donuts in the cinnamon sugar.

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i am going to chang it next time. I will use more cider and apple item not reviewed by moderator and published
We used all white flour. Flavor was okay but Canola Oil? Whole wheat flour? We eat lots of healthy stuff and don't need "healthy" to spill over into donuts. A very disappointing recipe! And this is the only one the Food Network could provide? tsk! Would NOT use this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As the previously noted comment indicated,we too were hoping for the donuts we remembered from the orchard where we used to live in New York. This recipe does not have the apple taste we are looking for.In fact,little apple taste at all.Would not make them again item not reviewed by moderator and published

Not what you're looking for? Try:

Orange Spiced Apple Cider

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis