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4 Ingredient Apple Cider Doughnuts from The Food Charlatan
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5 from 3 votes

4 Ingredient Apple Cider Doughnuts

Use canned biscuits and a couple other ingredients to throw together these easy donuts. The apple cider glaze has tons of flavor because you boil it down first. 


  • 2 cups apple cider
  • peanut oil
  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Start by reducing the apple cider. Pour into a medium pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Continue to boil uncovered for 15 minutes to a half hour, depending on how wide your pot is. Remove from heat when the cider has reduced to 1/2 cup liquid.
  • Refrigerate or freeze the cider until it is completely cool. You can do this ahead of time, it will keep for a long time.
  • Pour 1 and 1/2 to 2 inches of oil into a high-sided skillet. Set over medium heat and wait at least 5 minutes for the oil to get to frying temperature (between 350 and 375 degrees F.)
  • Pop the can of biscuits and separate them out. Use your fingers to stretch the dough to about the size of a dollar bill, about 6 inches.
  • Fry the doughnuts 2 at a time in the hot oil. Fry for about 2 minutes, or until the dough is light brown on the bottom. Flip with tongs, then fry for another 1-2 minutes or until light brown.
  • Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with the remaining doughnuts.
  • Let the doughnuts cool completely. Good luck with this step.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups of powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons of the reduced apple cider. Mix it all together and add more apple cider to get to a consistency you like. Keep covered until the doughnuts are ready.
  • Dip one side of the doughnuts into the apple cider glaze. Serve immediately!


Serving: 1 doughnut, Calories: 355 kcal, Carbohydrates: 65 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 547 mg, Potassium: 190 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 37 g, Vitamin A: 2 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 33 mg, Iron: 2 mg