Apple Pie Doughnuts

Apple Pie Doughnuts

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  • For the Doughnut:

  • 1

    pkg Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

  • canola oil

  • For the Frosting:

  • ¼

    cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 4

    oz cream cheese, softened

  • 3

    cup powdered sugar

  • 1-2

    Tbsp milk

  • For the Apple Pie Filling:

  • cup sliced apples (I used Crunchpak)

  • cup granulated sugar

  • Tbsp cornstarch

  • ¼

    tsp ground cinnamon

  • ¼

    tsp kosher salt

  • pinch of nutmeg

  • ¾

    cup water

  • For the garnish:

  • ¼

    cup caramel ice cream topping

  • ½

    cup dry roasted peanuts, salted


Instructions In a large, heavy bottomed skillet, heat oil about 1/2-3/4 inch high. Depending on your size skillet will determine how much oil is necessary. Bring oil to a sizzle when you drop a couple drops of water into it. Separate biscuits and using a one inch circle cutter (I used a cannoli tube) pop center hole out of each biscuit so it resembles a donut. Fry each biscuit for 2-3 minutes each side. Allow to cool and dry on paper towels. While donuts are cooling, prepare apple pie filling (or use jarred/canned to save time). In a small saucepan, bring sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and water to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Add apple slices (or diced) and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and simmer for about 6-8 minutes, until apples are fork tender. Remove from heat and cool. For the frosting, beat butter and cream cheese for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and milk and beat an additional 3-5 minutes. To assemble, frost cooled doughnut with cream cheese frosting. Top with cooled apple pie filling, peanuts and caramel sauce (divide evenly among the 8 doughnuts). ENJOY.


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