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Homemade Jelly Donuts (Doughnuts)

Last Modified: 08/20/10
First Published: 11/07/08
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General Info
Servings: 24
Total Cost: $6.38
Cost Per Serving: $0.27
Total Calories: 4,305
Calories/Serving: 179
Salt, Table 1 1/2 Teaspoon 9.00 Grams $0.01 0
Sugar, White Granulated 1/4 Cup 50.00 Grams $0.07 194
Eggs, Chicken (2 eggs) 1/2 Cup 67.93 Grams $0.23 106
Water (warm) 1/3 Cup 74.91 Grams $0.00 0
Yeast, Instant, Fast Rising (~ 2 packages) 2 Teaspoons 16.00 Grams $0.57 0
Shortening, All Vegetable 1/3 Cup 79.20 Grams $0.56 713
Milk, Whole 1 1/2 Cup 360.00 Grams $0.36 225
Sugar, White Granulated 1/2 Cup 100.00 Grams $0.13 387
Blueberries 2 Cups 290.00 Grams $3.23 166
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose 5 1/2 Cups 23.38 Ounces $0.76 2,503
Nutmeg, Ground 1 Teaspoon 2.33 Grams $0.45 12
Homemade Jelly Donuts are easy to make and are much fresher than anything from the store.


Add the yeast to warm water (1/3 cup) and let sit for a few minutes.

jelly donut

In a mixing bowl with the paddle attachment add the yeast/water mix and then add the shortening and the milk. Mix on low, then one at a time add the eggs, salt, nutmeg, sugar, and half the flour. Slowly mix the ingredients together.

Then add the rest of the flour and put on the dough hook. Mix for a couple

of minutes.

Place the dough in a well oiled bowl and let rest for an hour, or until doubled in size.

Then turn out and divide into as many pieces as you want to make. We made around 24 donuts.

Place the donuts on a baking sheet and cover for about a half hour.


In a cast iron pan, or dutch oven bring about 1 1/2 inches of oil to about 365 degrees F.

Place 3 or 4 donuts in the pan for about 1 minute on each side.

Turn out onto a sheet pan to let cool.

Jelly Filling

In a sauce pot add about 2 cups of fresh berries, we used blueberries on medium heat. Then add about a 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a 1/2 cup of sugar. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook for 20-30 minutes.

Once cooled, pipe the mixture into the donuts. We used a ziplock bag with a piping tool on the end of it.