GINA'S APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS | New Seasons Market
A bowl of Ginas Apple Cider Doughnuts

GINA’S APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS

Ingredients

FOR BOTH DOUGHNUTS AND CARAMEL:

  • 3 ½ cups apple cider

FOR DOUGHNUTS:

  • ½ cup reduced cider
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple (we recommend Honeycrisp)
  • 2 tbls butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

FOR CARAMEL SAUCE:

  • 1/3 cups reduced cider
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cream

FOR CINNAMON SUGAR:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbls cinnamon
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

  1. Reduce 3 ½ cups apple cider to 1 cup. Divide.

    In small bowl, add 1/2 cup of reduced cider to finely chopped apple. Let sit while you make doughnut batter.

    For the batter:
    Mix butter into sugar with your fingers until it resembles wet sand. Add egg and whisk until very pale in color. In separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg together. Add buttermilk, vanilla & apple mixture to butter/sugar/egg mixture. Add flour mixture JUST until combined. Generously flour a piece of parchment, and pat dough out onto parchment about ½-3/4” thick. Dust top with flour, cover, and refrigerate until cold—preferably overnight.

    In the morning, heat oil to 360 degrees. While the oil is heating, mix sugar and cinnamon for dipping—we recommend using a pie plate. Cut out or shape doughnuts and/or holes as desired. Fry one side until golden brown, then flip and cook another minute or two. Let cool on rack a minute or two, then roll in cinnamon sugar.

    Serve with caramel sauce on side for dipping or drizzling!

    For caramel sauce:
    Combine ¾ cup sugar and 1/3 cup reduced cider in medium saucepan over medium high heat. Boil until color changes to a darker brown and syrup-y (caramel colored). Carefully add cream (it will bubble at you—be careful!). Bring back to boil, and cook a few minutes. Cool slightly, then pour on everything.