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Add apple cider to the dough for these homemade doughnuts, then sprinkle the doughnuts with cinnamon and sugar for a flavor that will remind you of autumn.

Recipe by MyRecipes September 2010

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Credit: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Andrea Steinberg

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
3 mins
total:
38 mins
Yield:
About 15 doughnuts and 15 holes (serving size: 1 doughnut and 1 hole)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line baking sheet with parchment. Line a large plate with paper towels. In a paper bag, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp. cinnamon; shake to mix well. Set aside.

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  • Bring cider to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cider has reduced to 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

  • In a large bowl, whisk baking powder, salt, 1 cup flour and remaining sugar and cinnamon until well combined. In a small bowl, whisk butter, eggs, yolk and cooled cider until well combined. Add cider mixture to flour mixture; whisk until smooth. Add remaining 2 1/2 cups flour and mix until just combined. Dough will be slightly sticky. Refrigerate 10 minutes.

  • Pour oil into a large pot and attach a candy thermometer to side (thermometer should not touch bottom of pot). Heat oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 375ºF, watching and adjusting as needed to keep oil from overheating.

  • Turn dough out onto a well-floured countertop and coat fingertips with flour. Pat dough out to 1/2-inch thickness. Using a doughnut cutter or 2 round cookie cutters (one large and one small), cut out doughnuts and holes. Transfer both to lined baking sheet. Gather scraps and re-pat dough, cutting as many doughnuts as possible.

  • Working in batches, carefully slide doughnuts into hot oil. After about 1 minute, doughnuts will rise to surface and begin to brown. At that point, turn over and fry 1 1/2 minutes longer. Transfer to lined plate to drain. Bring oil back to 375ºF before frying another batch. When doughnuts have cooled for 1 minute, add to bag with cinnamon sugar and toss to coat. Remove to a clean plate and serve.

Nutrition Facts

480 calories; fat 18g; saturated fat 5g; protein 6g; carbohydrates 79g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 65mg; sodium 322mg.
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