There is something wonderful and comforting about homemade fried donuts. I almost feel like I need to put quotations around “homemade” because, while you make them at home, you use refrigerated biscuit dough, so these are really cheater donuts. Either way, there is something wonderful and comforting about deep fried biscuit dough, dunked in a homey sugar/pumpkin pie spice/cinnamon mixture.
Usually, I just make these with sugar. Sometimes with cinnamon/sugar. But, It’s football Sunday, it’s the week before Halloween, and we are carving pumpkins tonight, so I decided to add some pumpkin spices and oh boy, they were yummy.
The pumpkin pie spice is just subtle enough not to be overwhelming, but you can definitely taste the spice. Do you have vegetable oil, biscuit dough, cinnamon, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice on hand? Then you can make these!
1 package Pillsbury Grands Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Using a large frying pan or a deep fryer, heat your oil to 365°. If you don’t have a thermometer, heat your oil over medium heat, and throw a piece of biscuit dough into it. When the oil starts to bubble up over the sides of the dough and turn it a nice, golden brown, it is ready.
Mix together your sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice, and set aside next to your pan. Place a cooling rack (with a piece of foil underneath it) next to the sugar mixture.
Use a small round cookie cutter to cut 4 balls out of each biscuit. Drop the balls, 4 at a time, into the oil for 20-30 seconds until golden brown. Flip, and cook the other side.
Remove from heat with a pair of tongs. Drop into your bowl of sugar, and coat each one evenly with a spoon. Place on the cooling rack and repeat.