Bud and Willow bought a tub of peach pie glaze a few weeks ago. I’m not sure what they intended to use it for, but last week they told me I could use it for whatever I wanted. So I did some brainstorming and decided that glaze would be phenomenal on some homemade donuts. Even better – what if I put peaches in the donut batter as well.
These were a big hit at home the first day I made them. Not only that, but when I took them to work I had to steal a few back just so I wouldn’t go home empty-handed. Next time I’ll make a double batch!!
Peach Glazed Donuts
Vegetable oil, for frying (enough to be about 2-3″ deep in the pan)
4-5 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup pureed peach
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Peach Pie Glaze (like Marzetti’s)
Heat oil to 375F in a deep fryer or kettle.
Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in buttermilk, eggs, peach puree, butter and vanilla. Beat until combined.
Add more flour, if necessary, until the dough forms a loose ball.
Turn dough onto well-floured, cloth-covered board or parchment paper. Roll to about 3/8 inch thick. Cut with a well-floured donut cutter.
Slide donuts gently into hot oil using a wide spatula. Turn donuts over once they float to the top. Fry until golden brown.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
Pour glaze into a shallow bowl and dip the tops of the donuts and holes into the glaze.