The Best Apple Cider Donut Recipe

With fall there are plenty of fun activities that you and the family can enjoy, from apple picking or going to the pumpkin patch, then afterwards filling up on to apple cider and warm apple cider donuts. If you are not near a local farm stand or apple picking spot where you can pick some apples on your own along with the apple cider donuts, you'll want to make your own with "The Best Apple Cider Donut Recipe."

This apple cider donuts recipe is even better than the donuts you can pick up at the farm, they are dense and cake, rolled in cinnamon and sugar for a perfect finish. The nice thing is they don't cost a lot to make, and will fill the house with a nice cinnamon smell. Some of the ingredients you will need for the best apple cider donut recipe include sugar, cinnamon, apple cider, baking powder, salt, all purpose flour, melted unsalted butter, eggs and vegetable oil for frying. To start line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Line a large plate with paper towels and in a paper bag, combine some sugar and some cinnamon and shake to mix well, then set aside. Nest bring the apple cider to a boil over medium heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the apple cider has reduced to 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. Then in a large bowl, whisk the baking powder, and some flour and remaining sugar and cinnamon until well combined. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, yolk and cooled cider until well combined. Add cider mixture to flour mixture and whisk until smooth. Add remaining flour and mix until just combined. Dough will be slightly sticky, refrigerate 10 minutes. Now pour oil into a large pot and attach a candy thermometer to side (thermometer should not touch bottom of pot). Heat oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 375F, watching and adjusting as needed to keep oil from overheating.

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Apples are a popular ingredient in many dessert recipes such as apple pie, apple crisp, apple crumble and apple cake. Apples can be eaten stewed or baked, and apples can also be dried and eaten or reconstituted for later use. When apples are cooked, some apple varieties can easily form a puree known as apple sauce. Apples can also be made into apple jelly and apple butter. Apples can also be used in meat dishes.

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