Applelicious Cider Doughnuts

apple-cider-donutsimg-0591.jpgEveryone's Fall favorite apple cider doughnuts. Best served warm and with a glass of cold apple cider. The more apples the better! 

Yield: 12 doughnuts 

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes 

Cook Time: 10 minutes 

Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes 


3 cups apple cider
1 cup granulated sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups vegetable oil


  1. Heat apple cider in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1 cup, about 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  4. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together butter, eggs and apple cider.
  5. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist; cover and place into the refrigerator until chilled, about 1 hour. Divide dough in half.
  6. Working on a lightly floured surface, roll dough into 1/2-inch thick rounds; cut out rounds with a 2 1/2-inch cutter.
  7. Heat vegetable oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375 degrees F.
  8. Working in batches, add donuts to the Dutch oven and cook until evenly golden and crispy, 1 minute per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate for 30 seconds; then roll warm donuts in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.
  9. Serve warm.

Recipe from Damn Delicious