Monday, September 12, 2011

Apple Donut Holes with Raspberry Lemon Dipping Sauce

Donut Holes:
2 cups all purpose unbleached flour 
1 large green apple, remove skin, cored, and grated 
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk 
2 eggs, room temperature 
Pinch of salt 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 teaspoon nutmeg
 2 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 cup sugar 
1 tablespoon cinnamon 
4 cups ghee or oil of choice (for frying)

In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Set aside.

Whisk milk and eggs together. In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients and apples. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients. Fold to form a batter. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat until it's hot. Drop teaspoonfuls of the batter into hot ghee (about 6 at a time). Fry until golden on all sides turning frequently (about 5 minutes). 

Remove donuts from the ghee with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Repeat process until all the batter is used up. When donuts are cool enough to handle but still warm, toss them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to fully coat.

Raspberry Lemon Dipping Sauce:
1 cup fresh raspberries 
1 cup sugar 
1 tablespoon lemon zest 
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Bring all the ingredients to a boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the sauce thickens.


TinaRBK said...

You had me at cinnamon apples. This recipe is a keeper-glad you posted it.

Mia said...

Thank you, Tina!

Thippi said...

Oh WOW! LOVE this!!! My family will love me for making this some day soon or it just might make me go crazy thinking about it! Basilmomma said to come check you out, so glad she did. I'm sure Isabelle at Home did too oh & The Perfect Tyme..thanks all my foodie friends..sorry if I missed anyone. Mia,fabulous food!

Mia said...

Awww. Thippi, you're so sweet! So glad you found us!! xo

Amy said...

oh I am getting hungry now....:)

Mia said...

Yes, they're addictive little morsels!

Unknown said...


ILoveChocolateee! said...

Will it be okay to use oil instead of ghee?

Unknown said...

yum yum, these look great, mia!
greetings from germany!

Mia said...

Thank you, Jennifer! They're addictive! We loved living in Germany.

Anonymous said...

Mia, these look excellent and just in time for this beautiful fall weather. I love cinnamon apple doughnuts!!! They sounds fabulous! :)
Laura @ A Healthy JalapeƱo

Mia said...

Thanks, Laura!

Unknown said...

LOVE these! Thank you so much, Sweet Friend, for sharing on Thursday's Treasures. <3 and Hugs!

Mia said...

Thanks, Debi!!

Terri @ that's some good cookin' said...

This is my first visit to your site and oh, wow, these look amazing. As if the idea of cinnamon apple donut holes with raspberry lemon dipping sauce wasn't enough, you had to go and cook the donut holes in ghee! You have just opened up a whole new level of over-the-top. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe.

Mia said...

Thank you so much Teri! When I fry anything I like to use Ghee.

Kim Bee said...

I LOVE this post. I just went to a donut shop this week and asked for a donut hole for my puppy and they looked at me with blank expressions. Here in Canada we have a coffee franchise called Tims and they call them Timbits. No one who worked their knew they are actually donut holes. They were laughing at me and I was laughing at them. I am so making these so I can prove to my kids donut holes exist. And such scrumptious ones to boot. Thanks for sharing. Will let you know how mine turn out.xx

Isabella said...

Oh wow - these look absolutely delicious. I love all the ingredients, but worry that I won't be able to stop eating them!! I think I will make them for a group gathering, that way I won't be able to eat as many!! :)

Mia said...

Isabella - I do the same. Make it when a huge crowd visits. :)

The Harried Cook said...

These sound delicious! I love making donuts at home, but this is not like anything I've made before... Thanks for sharing this recipe :) I am so glad I found your site! I am now subscribing to Mia's domain :)

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