Cravings | Extra-Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts
Extra-Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts
  • Makes 10 doughnuts and 10 doughnut holes, plus some scraps
  • PREP: 20 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 hour, 35 minutes (including dough resting time)

You'll dough nuts for this festive fall dessert.

  • cup Mulled Cider Syrup (see Mulled Apple Cider recipe)*

  • ¾

    cup white sugar

  • 3

    teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

  • ½

    teaspoon fine sea salt, plus a generous pinch

  • ½

    teaspoon Chinese Five-Spice powder (or more cinnamon!)

  • 2 ⅓

    cups flour, plus more for flouring and rolling

  • ¼

    cup lightly packed light brown sugar

  • 1 ½

    teaspoons baking powder

  • ½

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground nutmeg (or more Chinese Five-Spice)

  • ¼

    cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • 2

    large eggs, lightly beaten

  • +

    Vegetable or canola oil, for frying

  • +

    Special equipment: 2 ½-inch cookie cutter and 1-inch cookie cutter

*If you don’t have time to make the syrup, combine ⅓ cup each apple cider and maple syrup, or use ⅔ cup defrosted frozen apple juice concentrate.

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