SPECIAL OFFER: - Limited Time Only!
(The ad below will not display on your printed page)

« Back | Print Print | Page | 3x5 | 4x6 | New BHG Cookbook
Select a size and use your browser's print button to print the page.

This recipe has been formatted to fit in your Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

Applesauce Doughnuts

Yield: 20 doughnuts and holes
Prep 50 mins Cook 45 mins  (applesauce); 2 minutes per batch (doughnuts) Chill 1 hr
Applesauce Doughnuts
Ingredients
  • 4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  tablespoon  baking powder
  • 1  tablespoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  egg yolk
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 1  cup  Homemade Applesauce or unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2  cup  buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 1/4  cup  butter, melted
  •  Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1  recipe  Applesauce Icing
  •  Homemade Applesauce and/or sweetened whipped cream (optional)
  •  Ground cinnamon and/or ground nutmeg (optional)
  •  Apple peel ribbons (optional)
Directions

1. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, the 1 tablespoon cinnamon, the salt, and baking soda. In another large bowl whisk together eggs and egg yolk. Add sugar, the 1 cup Homemade Applesauce, the buttermilk, and melted butter; whisk until well mixed. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Use your hands to mix together until all of the flour is moistened. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

2. On a floured surface, roll out dough to a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut dough with a floured 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter, rerolling dough as necessary. Fry doughnuts, two or three doughnuts and doughnut holes at a time, in deep hot oil (365 degrees F) for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, turning once. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.

3. Dip warm doughnuts and doughnut holes in Applesauce Icing. If desired, serve with whipped cream and/or additional applesauce; sprinkle with additional cinnamon and/or nutmeg. If desired, garnish with apple peel ribbons.

Homemade Applesauce

Yield: 3-1/2 cups
Cook 9 mins
Ingredients
  • 5  red cooking apples (the mushier the better), cored and seeded
  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1  cup  apple juice or apple cider
  • 1  tablespoon  ground cinnamon
Directions

1.

2. In a Dutch oven combine red cooking apples; granulated sugar; apple juice or apple cider; and ground cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cook for 45 to 60 minutes or until apples are soft enough to puree. Transfer apple mixture to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until sauce texture. (If you prefer, use a hand blender to puree the apple mixture.) Makes about 3 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Applesauce Doughnuts)
  • cal. (kcal) 367,
  • Fat, total (g) 17,
  • chol. (mg) 38,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 51,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 10,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 31,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 52,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 234,
  • Potassium (mg) 79,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Applesauce Icing

Yield: 1-1/2 cups
Cook 9 mins
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  powdered sugar
  • 3/4  cup  Homemade Applesauce or unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4  cup  water
Directions

1. In a medium bowl combine powdered sugar, Homemade Applesauce or unsweetened applesauce, and water. Whisk together until smooth. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Applesauce Doughnuts)
  • cal. (kcal) 367,
  • Fat, total (g) 17,
  • chol. (mg) 38,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 51,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 10,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 31,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 52,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 234,
  • Potassium (mg) 79,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

What did you think of this recipe? Share your thoughts and rate it now.
« Back to Recipe