Apple Cider Donut Holes Class

Chef Jeremy
Cook time: 90 minutes
Servings: 2
Difficulty: Intermediate

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What you'll learn

  • Discover the flavorful wonders of reducing apple cider and incorporating it into the donut dough.
  • Learn the art of mixing the dry and wet ingredients to create a soft and tender donut dough.
  • Embrace your creativity with various toppings for your apple cider donut holes.

Mise En Place

Paper Towels
Measuring Cups
Slotted Spoon
Rubber Spatula
Plastic Wrap
Large Pot with Lid
Sauce Pot
Sheet Tray

Shopping List

For the Donut

Apple cider, 2 cups

All purpose flour, 2¼ cups

Brown sugar, ½ cup

Baking powder, ⅛ tsp

Baking soda, ½ tsp

Cinnamon, 1½ tsp

Cloves, ¼ tsp

Nutmeg, ¼ tsp

Cardamom, ¼ tsp

Salt, 1 tsp

Egg, 1x

Butter, 2 tbsp

Sour cream, ¼ cup

Vanilla extract, 1 tsp

Vegetable oil, 2 quarts

For the Topping

Sugar, 1 cup

Cinnamon, 1 tbsp

Powdered sugar, 3¾ cups

Apple cider, ¼ cup


  1. The Night Before Cooking
  2. Place 2 cups of apple cider in a medium saucepan. Simmer on medium heat until it has reduced to yield about ½ cup of cider. Place in a container and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. To Make The Dough
  4. Fill a large pot halfway with vegetable oil and put on the stove over medium heat.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the all purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.
  6. In a small saucepan over medium heat or in the microwave, melt the butter.
  7. Transfer the melted butter to a large mixing bowl and stir in the reduced apple cider, egg, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
  8. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until a soft dough forms. Do not overmix or the donuts will become tough.
  9. Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for a few minutes.

How to cook

  1. To Make The Toppings
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  3. In a larger bowl, whisk together half of the powdered sugar and the reserved ¼ cup of apple cider. Add more powdered sugar if necessary to get the glaze to the perfect consistency. The glaze should run off of a spoon in thick streams.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
  5. To Fry The Donuts
  6. Increase the temperature on the oil to medium-high. We are looking for ~350F if you are measuring with a thermometer.
  7. Using a large spoon or cookie scoop, scoop marble sized pieces of dough into the oil
  8. Let fry for a few minutes until golden brown and delicious!
  9. Transfer to a sheet tray lined with a wire rack or paper towels. After the initial grease drips off, transfer to the cinnamon sugar and toss to coat.
  10. Alternatively, wait until they are completely cooled and dip in the icing. Return them to the wire rack and give the icing 20-45 minutes to set to a crispy icing.
  11. Enjoy the cooked donies the same day, or refrigerate the unfried dough for up to 3 days.
  12. *Note: If you would like to make some round donuts with the hole, chill your dough for 2 hours, transfer to a floured surface and roll out to ¼” thick. Cut out your donut shapes and fry until golden brown. (The dough must be chilled or it will become too sticky to work with.)

From the chef

Chef Jeremy here! Get ready to treat your taste buds to a delightful dance of autumn flavors with this delicious recipe! These tiny, golden spheres of pure bliss are bursting with the cozy essence of freshly picked apples and warm spices. You will learn the secrets to whip up these irresistible delights anytime you crave a little fall magic. Donut worry, we've got you covered! Let's sprinkle some joy and sprinkle some sugar together in this fun-filled class!

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