Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

These are a Dutch New Year's tradition (but you can make them any time if you like deep fried apple and raisin yeast doughnut balls).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
  2. Add liquid and eggs.
  3. Let rise 30-45 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients.
  5. Drop by tablesponfuls into hot oil in deep fat fryer heated to 375 degrees. As they cook on one side they will typically turn on their own to the other side. Cook until brown.
  6. Remove from oil onto paper towels.
  7. Place into bowl with granulated or powdered sugar.
  8. Cover the bowl and shake gently to coat the olie bollen.
  9. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

I love Olie Bollen! Such a fun family tradition - we eat this every New Year's! It's been passed down through the years in my family. The kids' job has always been to shake the bag with sugar and the freshly cooked balls (bollen).

Emmelyn Stieb April 25, 2011