Jelly Doughnuts (Sufganiyout)

This traditional dessert is made simple by using frozen roll dough in place of homemade yeast dough.

Yield: Makes 24 donuts
Recipe from Southern Living

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Total: 3 Hours, 2 Minutes


  • 1 (25-oz.) package frozen bread roll dough, thawed according to package directions
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 cup seedless raspberry jam*
  • Powdered sugar


  1. 1. Place rolls 2 inches apart on 2 lightly greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, according to package directions.
  2. 2. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 350°. Fry rolls, in batches, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until fully cooked and golden brown. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels.
  3. 3. Whisk together granulated sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add warm doughnuts to sugar mixture, tossing to coat. Let cool completely on wire rack (about 15 minutes).
  4. 4. Make a small slit in side of each doughnut, using a paring knife. Place jelly in a zip-top plastic freezer bag (do not seal). Snip 1 corner of bag to make a small hole. Pipe jelly into each doughnut. Dust with powdered sugar.
  5. *Strawberry jelly may be substituted.
  6. Note: We tested with Bridgford Easy to Bake Parkerhouse Style Rolls frozen bread dough.
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