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Apple Fritter Doughnuts


Ingredients

  • For the Dough:
  • 2¼ teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • ⅔ cup whole milk, warm to the touch
  • 3¼ cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • For the Apples:
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 7 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • For the Glaze:
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying