Jam-filled Donuts

The very best donuts are hot & fresh – making them yourself ensures you get them straight from the pan. What makes them even better is filling them with delicious jam! This is a recipe from my grandmother that uses premade dough for easy, fast and delicious donuts.

Yield: 8 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuit dough (ex: Pillsbury)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup Jamnation
  1. Fill deep fryer or heavy saucepan with oil at least 2 ½ inches deep and heat oil to medium heat (375°).
  2. Separate dough into biscuits, line plate with paper towels and set aside, fill shallow bowl with sugar and set aside.
  3. Place about 4 biscuits into oil at a time (don’t crowd pan) and fry for 2 ½ minutes until golden brown.
  4. Flip donuts using tongs or chopsticks and cook for another 2 ½ minutes until golden brown.
  5. Remove from pan and place on towel-lined plate to absorb extra oil.
  6. Place donuts one at a time in sugar and coat both sides well with sugar.
  7. Using the smaller end of a chopstick, make a small hole in the side – move the chopstick around inside the donut to create space to fill with jam.
  8. Fill a pastry bag with Jamnation (or use a plastic storage bag and cut the tip). Fill the donuts with Jamnation.
  9. Recoat with sugar if needed and serve immediately.