Apple Pie Doughnuts

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 large doughnuts


For the Doughnut:

1 pkg Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

canola oil

For the Frosting:

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

4 oz cream cheese, softened

3 cup powdered sugar

1-2 Tbsp milk

For the Apple Pie Filling:

1 1/2 cup sliced apples

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp kosher salt

pinch of nutmeg

3/4 cup water

For the garnish:

1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping

1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, salted


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. 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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