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Dessert Recipes

Apple Cider Donuts

An easy-prep apple syrup is the simple secret to these light-as-air treats that’ll melt in your mouth

Serving Size:


Active Time:

1 hr.

Total Time:

2 hrs., 15 min.


  • 2½ cups refrigerated apple cider
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • Oil, for frying


  1. In large bowl, combine flour, ¾ cup sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and ¼ tsp. salt. In separate bowl, whisk together cooled syrup, butter and egg; stir into flour mixture. Using hands, knead until dough forms. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface. Roll out to ½” thick. Using 2½” and 1″ round cutters, cut out donuts and centers, reshaping scraps as needed.
  2. In heavy bottom pot, heat 2″ oil over medium heat until shimmering or until deep-frying thermometer inserted into oil registers 350°F. In batches, fry donuts,

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