Apple Cider Doughnuts
Fluffy and cakey on the inside with a crispy sweet exterior, our Apple Cider Doughnuts will make you fall in love with doughnuts again. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, the dough for these treats is rich with reduced apple cider, apple butter, and buttermilk—making for a classic and unmistakable flavor that celebrates the South’s most beloved fall fruit. Since no yeast is used in making these doughnuts, you only have to wait a total of 30 minutes for the dough to chill before frying. If you don’t have a fryer on hand, a Dutch oven or a large sturdy pot will work just fine. And as soon as the doughnuts come out of the oil and have a few moments to drain on a paper towel-lined plate, the doughnuts are immediately rolled in cinnamon sugar that sticks to the surface and fills in the cracks decorating the craggy surface. Grab one of these with a cup of coffee in the morning, and rest assured that your morning can’t get any better.