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Recipe courtesy of Yardbird Southern Table and Bar

Key Lime Pie Doughnut Bites

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 36 doughnut bites
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Ingredients

Key Lime Curd: 

2 cups egg yolks

2 cups key lime juice

1 3/4 cups sugar

1 1/2 sticks butter

Dough:

16 ounces cream cheese

3 1/2 ounces sugar, plus more for coating

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 eggs

Oil, for frying

Directions

  1. For the key lime curd: In the bowl of a double boiler, mix together the yolks, lime juice, sugar and butter. Cook until a candy thermometer reads 183 degrees F. Cool the bowl in an ice bath and then transfer the curd to a squeeze bottle or pastry bag. 
  2. For the dough: In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar and blend. In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl mix the vanilla extract and the eggs. With the mixer running, alternately add the dry and wet ingredients and mix until smooth. 
  3. In a frying pan pour enough oil to cover the doughnut bites. Heat the oil over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reaches 350 degrees F. 
  4. Scoop 1 ounce of the doughnut batter into the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Repeat for the remaining dough batter. Scoop out the doughnut balls with a slotted spoon, then toss in some sugar and fill the centers with some key lime curd.
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