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    Applejack Donuts

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    40 mins

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    breezermom's Note:

    When I was little, my Dad would do my Mom a favor and run to the local bakery and pick up donuts and pastries for the kids so she wouldn't have to deal with breakfast; did he ever think about the sugar rush? Never mind; the teachers had to deal with that! The bakery he went to served donuts they called applejacks, and I always loved them way more than the chocolate covered cream filled yeast donuts! They also served superb bear claws and apple fritters! This is as close as I can come to their "applejack" recipe. They were always still warm when we got them from Daddy's truck into our stomachs! Yummy breakfast treats for weekends or vacations!

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    1. 1
      Beat the shortening and brown sugar at medium speed of an electric mixer until blended.
    2. 2
      Add the applesauce and egg; beat well.
    3. 3
      Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
    4. 4
      Add to the shortening mixture. Beat well.
    5. 5
      Roll the dough to 1/2 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
    6. 6
      Cut the dough with a floured 2-1/2 inch doughnut cutter.
    7. 7
      Pour the oil to a depth of 2 inches in a large Dutch oven.
    8. 8
      Heat oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    9. 9
      Drop in 3 to 4 doughnuts at a time.
    10. 10
      Cook 1-1/2 minutes on each side.
    11. 11
      Drain on paper towels.
    12. 12
      Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
    13. 13
      Roll the doughnuts in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
    14. 14
      Cool on wire racks.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 24, 2010


      The dough was unmanageably soft and there was no way these could have been cut. I eventually had to scrape it off the board and fry as fritters. For half the batch I made a slurry of powdered sugar for a glazed effect. They did 'dis da pear' as they were. Made for PRMR Tag.

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    • on August 07, 2011


      The dough was way too soft to roll out and cut. I tried adding flour but by the time it was manageable it ended up making the donuts dense so they were chewy. The taste was great but next time I would suggest making them as fritters or drop donuts.

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    • on December 26, 2010


      Since I do not have a dutch oven, and my neighbor does, I made them their. Seeing that , I doubled the recipe so their family can have some too. Made as written with no adjustments, great idea with the applesauce, actually made 32 total for 8 people, and enjoyed them during the football game. They were gone in NO TIME.. very enjoyable treat today. Made for win in Football tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Applejack Donuts

    Serving Size: 1 (717 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 138.9
    Calories from Fat 11
    Total Fat 1.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 11.6 mg
    Sodium 85.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 16.3 g
    Protein 2.0 g

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