Caramel Apple Donuts

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It’s getting a bit chilly outside and we love baking this time of the year. Donuts are fun to make and these with apple and caramel taste are awesome for all the holidays coming up, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Xmas… Happy Fall!

Caramel Apple Donuts

About 40

  • 2 apples
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 50 g fresh yeast or 1 package dry yeast
  • 150 g butter
  • 5 dl/2,1 cups milk
  • 1 dl/0,4 cup cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ca 900 g wheat flour
  • oil for deep frying, for example corn oil
  • 4 dl/1,7 cups cane sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons roughly chopped nuts

To roll the mini donuts in

  • 1,5 dl/0,5 cup cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Dice the apples into small cubes. Fry the apple cubes in butter on mid heat, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Move the pieces into a bowl and let them cool. Heat the milk and butter according to instructions on the yeast package. Crumble the fresh yeast or pour the dry yeast into a bowl and pour the milk butter mix over it. Stir. Add the sugar and salt and gradually add the flour. Add the apple pieces (for a stronger cinnamon flavor, add 1 tsp. cinnamon to the dough). Work the dough for about 5 minutes so it gets smooth. Roll the dough until it gets about 1½-2 cm/½inch thick. Punch out the donuts with a cutter and make a whole in the middle of each donut (save the dough in the holes for mini donuts).

Let them rise for about 10 minutes, then fry the donuts until they get light brown in oil with a temperature of about 170°C/340°F.

Boil the sugar and water into caramel (it’s best to divide the amount and boil two batches of caramel to make time for dipping all the donuts before the caramel hardens). Don’t stir; instead, shake the saucepan every now and then. Put the bottom of the saucepan in cold water when the caramel gets a nice, golden brown color. Pour some of the caramel on the donuts or quickly dip one side of them in the saucepan and sprinkle some nuts before the caramel hardens.

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