Sweet and Salty Salted Caramel Doughnuts

June 5, 2015

Salted caramel doughnuts have a special place in my heart.  There is nothing like a freshly fried buttermilk doughnut paired with buttery caramel icing and fine crystals of sea salt sprinkled over top.  Chopped pecans add a toasted flavor and an irresistible crunch.  If you really dig the sweet and salty combo, feel free to add some chopped bacon on top.

Salted Caramel Doughnuts
Courtesy from Pillsbury


2 cups Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
1/2 cup Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme™ Classic White Frosting
1/4 cup hot caramel flavored topping
1 can Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Jr. Golden Layers® refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt


Step 1: In 3-quart heavy saucepan or deep fryer, heat oil over medium heat to 375°F.

Step 2: Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix frosting and caramel topping; set aside.

Step 3: Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Using your finger, form a hole in center of each biscuit to resemble a doughnut.

Step 4: Place paper towels under cooling rack. Carefully place 3 or 4 doughnuts in hot oil. Cook 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until golden brown. Gently turn with tongs; cook 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until golden brown. Place on cooling rack; cool 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 5: Repeat with remaining biscuits. Spread about 1 tablespoon frosting onto each doughnut. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and salt.

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