The Delight of Making Apple Cider Glazed Doughnut

Hello, fellow food enthusiasts! Today, I’m thrilled to talk about a recipe that’s close to my heart – the Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill doughnuts; they’re a delightful blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors that will make your taste buds sing!

Apple Cider Glazed Doughnut

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Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 980 kcal


  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 deep fryer


* Doughnuts:

  • * 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour or more if needed (divided)
  • * 2 envelopes Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast
  • * 2 tablespoons sugar
  • * 1 teaspoon salt
  • * 1 teaspoon Spice Islands Ground Saigon Cinnamon
  • * 1 cup milk plus
  • * 2 tablespoons milk
  • * 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • * 3 egg yolks
  • * Mazola Corn Oil for deep frying

* Apple Cider Glaze:

  • * 1 cup apple cider
  • * 2 cups powdered sugar
  • * 1 tablespoon Karo Light Corn Syrup


  • Combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, sugar, salt and cinnamon in a large mixer bowl. Heat milk and butter to very warm (120 degrees to 130 degrees F). Add to flour mixture with egg yolks; beat for 2 minutes at low speed. Continue adding remaining flour, until soft dough forms.
  • Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic (about 4 to 6 minutes). Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll out dough on a lightly floured counter into a 12-inch circle, about 1/2-inch thick. Using a 3-inch cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out as many rounds as possible. Cut out center with a 1-inch cookie cutter or poke hole through the center with finger. Place doughnuts about 2 to 3 inches apart on lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Re-roll and cut remaining dough. Cover doughnuts and let rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Heat at least 2 inches of oil in a deep fryer or deep pan to 350 degrees F. Fry 2 to 3 doughnuts at a time, turning occasionally until well browned, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Cool a few minutes, then transfer to wire rack. Drizzle with Apple Cider Glaze OR using tongs, dunk the doughnuts in the glaze. Serve warm.
  • For Apple Cider Glaze: Boil apple cider in a small saucepan until reduced in half, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Place powdered sugar in medium bowl. Whisk in hot cider and corn syrup until smooth.


Keyword apple cider

About  Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts

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What sets Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts apart? It’s the unique combination of ingredients that creates a flavor explosion with each bite. The doughnuts themselves are soft and fluffy, but it’s the apple cider glaze that truly steals the show. It adds a sweet-tart dimension that perfectly complements the doughnut’s subtle spice.

Cooking Tips

Making Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts may seem daunting, but with a few tips, you’ll be whipping up batches in no time:

  • Use real apple cider: The key to a flavorful glaze is using real, high-quality apple cider. It gives the glaze its signature tangy-sweet flavor.
  • Don’t rush the glazing process: Allow the doughnuts to cool slightly before glazing. This ensures the glaze adheres well and doesn’t melt off.
  • Fry at the right temperature: Maintaining the correct oil temperature is crucial for achieving a golden-brown exterior and fully cooked interior.


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I often receive questions about this recipe, so let’s tackle those:

Q: Can I bake these doughnuts instead of frying? A: Yes, you can! Baking will give a different texture but still yield delicious results.

Q: Can I use apple juice instead of apple cider? A: While apple juice can work in a pinch, apple cider has a more robust flavor that significantly enhances the glaze.

How to Serve Your Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts

Serving Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts is a joy in itself. Here are a few suggestions to make it even more special:

  • Serve warm: There’s nothing quite like a warm doughnut. The heat brings out the flavors, making each bite even more enjoyable.
  • Pair with a beverage: These doughnuts pair wonderfully with a cup of coffee or hot apple cider. The bitterness of the coffee or the tartness of the cider balances the sweetness of the doughnut beautifully.
  • Add some crunch: Consider sprinkling some chopped nuts on top of the glaze for an added crunch. It provides a delightful contrast to the soft, fluffy doughnut.

And there you have it – the irresistible world of Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts. Whether you’re an experienced cook or just starting out, I encourage you to try this recipe. Once you’ve had a taste, these doughnuts might just become your new favorite treat!

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