Gray's Journal

Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall Apple Cider Donut Holes

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 to 6 people
Makes 24 donut holes

Ingredients

Donuts:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Coating:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Glaze:
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons apple cider
1 tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Lightly grease a donut hole pan.
2. In a saucepan, melt butter; let cool.
3. In a large bowl, combine 3 tablespoons melted butter, egg, sugar, apple cider, orange juice and vanilla.
4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and sea salt.
5. Whisk flour mixture into egg mixture until a smooth batter is formed.
6. Using a pastry bag or spoon, fill baking pan with batter.
7. Bake until donut holes rise and are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Flip donut holes onto a baking
sheet with a wire rack and cool.
8. In a paper bag or small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Dip donut holes in reserved butter, then evenly coat in sugar mixture. Place donut holes on wire rack.
9. Whisk together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, apple cider and heavy cream to form a glaze. Drizzle glaze on donut holes or dip the tops in glaze. Let glaze set before serving.
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