Strawberry Jelly Filled Doughnuts

Strawberry Filled Doughnuts

I am a sucker for sweets. Always have been. I wish I was one of those “no thank you” dessert people, but I’m not. Sigh. I’m more of a you order this one and I’ll order that one so we can share. What, y’all don’t do that? Okay, seriously moderation is my motto but that is REALLY hard when you have a plate of these strawberry jelly filled doughnuts in front of you. I should know. I had to do a lot of taste testing research for you loverly readers. I’m such a giver. Don’t forget it.

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When the friendly folks at Lucky Leaf asked me to come up with a recipe using their premium pie filling what came to mind? Doughnuts. Jelly filled doughnuts, but not jelly as in traditional jelly. Jelly as in “pie filling” jelly. Just go with it. Strawberry Pie Filling Doughnuts just wasn’t rolling off the tongue. Lucky Leaf has so many flavors that you could go nuts and make all of them. Not at one time though. Better not. I’d start with strawberry first, because it’s spring and spring means strawberries. But do you what you like. Strawberries are what you like. You know it. I know it.

Strawberry Filled Doughnuts

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Strawberry Jelly Filled Doughnuts

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  1. In a small mixing bowl, to milk add yeast. Stir and set aside.
  2. Into mixing bowl add: flour, sugar, 1 whole egg + 1 additional egg yolk (set aside remaining egg white for later), lemon zest, salt. Pour in milk/yeast mixture. Mix with paddle attachment until a ball forms. Switch to dough hook attachment and knead for 8-10 minutes until dough is soft and supple.
  3. Add butter and knead by hand for approx 8-10 minutes. Cover bowl with a kitchen towel, allow to rise in a warm place for approx 2 hours or until it doubles in size.
  4. Once dough has doubled, knead again for approx 8-10 minutes. Roll to approximately half centimeter onto a lightly floured surface. Using a juice glass, cut circles into the dough. Onto half of the circles place a small dollop of pie filling.
  5. Lightly brush the sides with egg white and top each one with an additional dough circle. Seal each one well. Brush the tops lightly with egg white. Allow doughnuts to rest and rise for approximately 10 minutes.
  6. WHILE doughnuts are resting, place enough oil in a large fry pan (about 1.5-2?). Heat to approximately 360 degrees.
  7. Place a few doughnuts into oil (do not crowd the pan) cook just enough to allow them to puff up and turn golden, approximately one minute. Turn them with spoons.
  8. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Dust with powdered sugar.


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  1. 1

    These almost look too pretty to eat. Did I just say that? Well, I didn’t mean it. Beautiful recipe!

  2. 2

    I’m coming over now, I need to stuff my face with at least 3! They are so pretty!

  3. 3

    I totally agree with Angie! Sooo pretty… I’ll take 3 myself (3 really meaning 4! :9

  4. 4

    These looks fabulous!!! Love the bread red filling oozing out!!

  5. 5

    Seriously, the BEST homemade doughuts I’ve ever seen! How do you do it? I mean really lady! Crushed it! 😉

  6. 6

    It’s hard to pass up a doughnut – especially a filled one like this. Gorgeous Paula!

  7. 7

    Gorgeous! Gotta love a filled doughnut!!

  8. 8

    I think my brain just exploded. Now I’m dreaming of a lemon pie filling filled doughnut. Oh yes.

  9. 9

    Oh yum! I only make homemade donuts twice a year – for my kids birthdays and for Christmas but I could be happy eating them every day of the year, these look wonderful!!

  10. 10

    Doughnuts are my weakness, I could do myself in with a batch of these.

  11. 11

    Haha…pretty sure I will never be one of those “no thank you” dessert people. 😉 I’ll gladly try these!!!

  12. 12
    Charlette /

    Oh I love jelly filled donuts! I will be making these very soon. Maybe a little cinnamon sugar coating on some of them!! Thanks for sharing.

  13. 13

    I think I could eat ALL of these in one sitting. This photo is gorgeous by the way–the white is perfect!

  14. 14

    It’s been so long since I’ve had a powdered doughnut, such a sweet indulgence. Yours look absolutely divine!

  15. 16

    These look divine…..I love doughnuts!! 😉


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