Pumpkin Pie Spiced Doughnuts

On a frosty fall morning, there's nothing better than a freshly-made, homemade doughnut flavored with ever-popular pumpkin pie spice. A little extra time? Yes, but these are totally worth it.

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Doughnuts


30 doughnuts 30 doughnuts

Prep Time

1:00 1:00

Cook Time

2 minutes 2 minutes

Rise Time

1 hour 1 hour

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  • Dough
  • 5-1/4 to 5-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise® Instant Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter OR margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • As needed, Mazola® (Canadian)
  • Sugar Topping
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Powdered Sugar Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk


  1. Combine 1-3/4 cups flour, sugars, undissolved yeast, orange peel, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in large mixer bowl. Heat milk, water, and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
  2. Roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-inch doughnut cutter. Knead together trimmings; let rest 5 minutes, reroll and cut. Place doughnuts on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Deep fry at 375°F for 2 minutes or until browned, turning once. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil. Sprinkle with Sugar Topping or drizzle with Powdered Sugar Glaze.
  4. Cinnamon Sugar Topping: Stir sugar and pumpkin pie spice together in small bowl. Sift mixture over warm doughnuts.
  5. Powdered Sugar Glaze: Combine powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice and milk in a bowl; stir until smooth.

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