Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts

Reduced apple cider and a light, sugary apple cider glaze gives these donuts a rich, deep flavor.
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Chill: 40 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Total: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yields 1 dozen donuts
Apple Cider Donuts
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • In a small saucepan, bring apple cider to a boil and simmer until reduced to ¼ cup, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together with an electric hand mixer.
  • 2 eggs
  • Beat eggs into creamed sugar until incorporated.
  • reserved apple cider
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • Add apple cider and buttermilk and beat on low until incorporated.
  • 18 ounces all-purpose flour (about 4 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Stir with a spatula until the dough comes together. The dough will be very sticky.
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and coat generously with flour. Place dough on sheet and spread out until ½ inch thick. Place dough in freezer or fridge for 20 minutes.
  • vegetable oil (about 1 gallon for a 12 inch stockpot)
  • Fill a stockpot with oil until 2 inches deep. Heat over medium heat until it is 350°F, about 35 minutes.
  • Remove dough and cut out donuts with a round cutter. Re-roll any scraps. Place cut donuts on floured baking sheet and refridgerate for 20 minutes.
  • Using a metal spatula, carefully place donuts in oil, taking care not to crowd them. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Remove with a spider whisk and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and apple cider. Whisk to combine until smooth. Dip donuts into glaze and set on a wire rack to cool. Serve immedieatley or store in an airtight container for several days.
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