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Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Resting Time:
1 hr
Total Time
45 mins

If you've ever wondered what to do with your leftover dough scraps, this is the answer! There's no need to throw away that excess risen yeast donut dough. Read on, to learn how to make fritters in just about any flavor you can imagine!

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fritters, how to, how to make
Servings: 8 fritters (approx.)
Calories: 1292 kcal
  1. Gather the dough scraps into a pile and top with jam, preserves, or applesauce.  

  2. Use a dough scraper/bench knife to chop the dough into smaller bits and disperse the fruit evenly throughout. 

  3. Divide the mixture into equal portions, shaping into patties. 

  4. Place the patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Allow to proof for about 1-hour.

  5. Pour oil into a wide pot, to a depth of 3-4 inches.  
  6. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pot, and bring the oil to a temperature of 350-375 degrees F. 

  7. Fry the fritters, 3 at a time, until puffed and golden. (Be sure to keep an eye on the oil temperature, and adjust heat accordingly.) Drain on paper towels.

  8. Stir the powdered sugar, jam, and milk together in a small bowl until smooth.  

  9.  Spoon/spread the glaze over the warm fritters.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1292 Calories from Fat 1224
% Daily Value*
Fat 136g209%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Sodium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 20g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.