Venango County Recipe of the Day: Mary’s Applesauce Drop Doughnuts

| June 13, 2017

franklin & donutsA recipe submitted by Mary Wagner! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Mary’s Applesauce Drop Doughnuts


3 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup milk
Oil for deep-fat frying
Additional sugar


~In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in applesauce and vanilla.

~Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk.

~In a deep-fat fryer – or electric skillet – heat oil to 375°.

~Drop teaspoonfuls of batter a few at a time into hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides.

~Drain on paper towels; roll in sugar while warm.

~Makes about five dozen.


Venango County Recipe of the Day is Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

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