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Betty's Apple Cider Donuts

Betty's Apple Cider Donuts

Recipe by BlackstoneBetty

Serves 4

Time: 40 minutes

Difficulty: Intermediate


For the Donuts:

  • 1 1/2 all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon Blackstone Snickerdoodle Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 small apple, grated about ¾ cup
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider
  • Neutral-flavored oil for frying (vegetable, peanut, and canola work great)

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Blackstone Snickerdoodle Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider


  1. Add enough oil to a shallow pot or pan using your Blackstone side burner or directly on the griddle (see video) to preheat to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the first three donut ingredients together in a mixing bowl. These are all your dry ingredients.
  3. Whisk together all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Draining any extra liquid from the ricotta and grated apple using paper towels. 
  4. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients adding half at a time to the wet ingredients using a rubber spatula until combined creating a sticky thick batter. 
  5. In a small mixing bowl whisk together your glaze ingredients and set aside. 
  6. Using two small spoons, dip them quickly into the hot oil to lubricate the spoons so the dough does not stick to your spoon, and scoop a tablespoon of donut batter. Pass the batter back and forth between the two spoons to create a donut hole/ball and gently drop it into the hot oil. 
  7. Use a chopstick or a spider strainer to help donuts flip onto the opposite side for even cooking if they don't flip on their own after 1-2 minutes. Small tablespoon-sized donuts will only need 3-4 minutes. 
  8. Once deep golden brown in color on both sides removed and allow to drain on paper towels. Continue frying donuts in batches without crowding. Cook time will vary depending on temp and size of the donuts so test one first!
  9. Glaze donuts over a cooling rack, the glaze will harden within a few minutes. Or serve alongside glaze for dipping.


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