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Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 18 min. Makes: 1 dozen donuts 


Donut Batter

  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted or dairy-free butter
  • ⅔ c. sugar or sugar substitute
  • 2 large egg (or egg substitute of 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar)
  • ½ c. pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. soda  
  • tsp. pumpkin spice 
  • pinch salt
  • 1½ c. Perfect Pie Crust Mix

Maple Glaze

  • c. powdered sugar
  • 5-7 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla 

You will need a donut or muffin pan.


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease donut or muffin pan and set aside. 
  2. In a medium bowl melt butter. Add sugar and stir together with a fork. (sugar will start to dissolve). Add the egg and pumpkin puree and whisk together. 
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the baking powder, soda, pumpkin pie spice, salt and pie crust mix. Mix until combined. Scoop the dry mixture into the milk & butter mixture and stir together with a fork starting in the center until all dry ingredients are combined and batter is smooth (no lumps). The batter will be thick.
  4. Spoon donut batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip or into a ziplock baggie with the tip cut off. Pipe batter into the donut ring until full. If using the muffin pan, fill each well ½ full.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 18 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before dipping in topping.
  6. Prepare glaze in a medium bowl. Stir together powdered sugar, syrup and vanilla until smooth. (no lumps). Place a cooling rack on sheet of wax paper to collect drippings. Dip donuts in to the glaze to coat one side. 
  7. Serve immediately. Donuts the next day, microwave 10-15 seconds and re-glaze if desired.  Donuts will soften like they were fresh-baked.

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  • MinusG on

    Hi Louise, thank you for asking. The pie mix makes 2 donut recipes. Make sure to measure 1 1/2 cups of pie mix from the bag for this recipe. The ingredients will thicken to smooth batter. Let us know if this helps. If you have further questions, we would be happy to help troubleshoot this. Please give us a call: 440-817-0338.

  • Louise on

    Hello,Was trying out the donuts recipe and wasn’t sure what I did wrong with the maple glaze frosting,I followed the 3 ingredients and mine was very doughy instead of smooth,Would you kindly let me know what I did wrong?Thank you so much:

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