How to make it

  • Boil apple cider in a sauce pan for 20-30 minutes until it is reduced to 1/4 cup and then set aside to cool.
  • Cook the 8 pieces of bacon until crisp, not burned. set aside to cool and then chop bacon.
  • Beat the butter in your mixer and add sugar.
  • Add the eggs one at a time until well mixed.
  • Add buttermilk and reduced cider.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, 4 diced pieces of bacon, 1/2 cup of diced apples and nutmeg in a separate bowl.
  • Add the dry mixture to the liquids enough to combine.
  • Transfer the dough to lightly floured wax paper.
  • roll out the dough to a sheet 1/2 inch thick and flour as needed.
  • Place dough in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove dough and cut out donuts with 3 inch cutter.
  • Place donuts on a cookie sheet and holes back into dough to re-roll and use again.
  • Refridgerate donuts for 20-30 minutes.
  • add enough shortening/oil to fill a deep pan 3 inches.
  • heat oil to 350 degrees ( this is very important)
  • fry a few donuts at a time flipping once or twice. It should take about 1 minute on each side to cook through.
  • remove donuts with slotted spoon and allow to drain on paper towels.
  • While donuts are drying mix all ingredients for galze in a mixing bowl and warm over a sauce pan with hot water.
  • spread glaze on donuts and sprinkle remaining chopped bacon and diced apples on top.

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  • mleonard913 9 years ago
    On the buttermilk is that 1/2 a cup or what?
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  • madmommy 9 years ago
    I saw a doughnut like these on a show called "The Best Thing I Ever Ate". A chef shared that these were his favorite bacon dish. I was lamenting how I would never get to try one, UNTIL NOW! You rock - thanks so much for sharing! ^5
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  • zk 9 years ago
    They can usually hold for a day or two, but like any doughnut they don't have a long shelf life.
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  • barbiemensher 9 years ago
    I wish there was a way to make them stay fresh for longer than an hour. I made a huge batch of apple cider doughnuts, fried them up, let them cool then froze them right away to try and capture that freshness but to no avail. If anyone knows how to keep them moist, let me know. Great post, Zk. LOVE the bacon addition!
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