How to make it

  • Whisk egg and yolk together in a large bowl until frothy.
  • Add pumpkin, sugar, butter and buttermilk; whisk until combined.
  • Stir in baking powder,pie spice, salt, and soda.
  • Fold flour in gradually until a sticky dough forms; cover with plastic wrap and freeze 15 minutes.
  • meanwhile heat 2'' oil to 370 in an electric skillet deep fryer, or straight-sided pan over medium heat.
  • Pat out dough on a well-floured surface to 1/2'' thick, then cut with 3;; and 1'' biscuit cutters dipped in flour.
  • Transfer doughnuts and holes to a floured baking sheet using a spatula that's been dusted in flour.
  • Fry doughnuts and holes in batches in the oil until browned about 3 minutes turning once (holes will cook faster). Drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet.
  • Finish with sugar or glaze.
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  • Apple Cider Glaze
  • makes about 3/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • heat cider and salt in small saucepan over low until hot.
  • Off heat, whisk in powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Dip cooled doughnuts in glaze and let stand about 5 minutes for glace to set.
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  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • makes 1 cup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small paper bag.
  • Toss donuts and holes in sugar mixture while hot.
  • ENJOY!!

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  • Good4U 6 months ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • laurieg 5 years ago
    I put this in the save pile :)
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    linda2230 ate it and said...
    Gaga, I made these doughnuts this afternoon because I just happened to have most of the ingredients. The only thing I did not have on hand was the apple cider. I dusted half with the cinnamon sugar and the other with powdered sugar. Even though they are a cake doughnut, they are light and just wonderful. I added my pictures of your doughnuts that I made. Thanks again Gaga, for submitting your grandmother's yummy pumpkin doughnut recipe. Have a great weekend! ~~~Judy~~~ ;o) NOTE: Did you add the buttermilk in step #2?
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    linda2230 ate it and said...
    Oh, I love this receipe and will try. I have some canned pumpkin in my pantry so I will probably make this weekend. "5" forks, I know these will be yummy! Thanks for the recipe! ;o)
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    michellem ate it and said...
    I love pumpkin..these sound so good. Im trying to eat better these days..so maybe I will save this recipe for sometime in the future!
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    lasaf ate it and said...
    I like the idea of donut Tuesday. It sure beats wash the sheets Saturday. My mother would yell and then rip the sheets from under me every Saturday at 7:00 A.M., for 20 years. The donut recipe is great. I don't usually fry anything but now I may have to try it.-Lori
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    These sound so wonderful! I love the pumpkin and that apple cider glaze is the bomb...can't wait to try. Thanks, hon! ;)
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    juels ate it and said...
    Yum! You are trying to make me fat! You know I couldn't eat just one of these babies!
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    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    These look wonderful and I have pumpkin in my deep freeze. My granmother had certain days that she made deserts. We never said the days of the week, we would say things like, Oh boy, todays blackwalnut muffin day,lol.
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  • krumkake 5 years ago
    Because your grandmother obviously thought Tuesdays were a good day for doughnuts, that's all - it was that simple back then! All kidding aside, these sound so good I want to run out and get some pumpkin right now...it's making me sit here and sigh as I read and re-read the recipe. My grandkids are coming for a visit over Valentine's Day - I think that will be the PERFECT time to try these out!! Thanks, gaga - another great post...Krum
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    crabhappychick ate it and said...
    Okay. Now you have me craving doughnuts! Now can you come up with a gf version so I can enjoy these....pumpkin and cider and yummy spices....oooooooooooo!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    awsome gotta love the homemade doughnut {Pumpkin A Plus}high5 thanks
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    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Great post...:)
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