We found these delicious Apple Pie Doughnuts on Shugary Sweets’ fantastic page! Try this recipe to surprise your mom on Mother’s Day! Check out her site for more yummy gourmet recipes!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 8 large doughnuts
For the Doughnut:
1 pkg Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
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 (I used Crunchpak)
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 filling (or use jarred/canned to save time). 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.