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French Cruller

This French Cruller doughnut recipe is so easy and to die for! My step by step guide will help you through frying up these delicious doughnuts!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Keyword Cruller, Cruller Donut, French Cruller
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 small
Calories 103kcal
Author Kristin Augustus


for the glaze-


  • Bring butter and water to boil in a small pot. Once mixture comes to boil, stir in flour and salt until combined. Remove from heat and cool 3 minutes.     
  • Crack eggs into a small bowl. Mix eggs into warm mixture one by one until completely batter is completely smooth.
  • Transfer to piping bag with large fluted tip and pipe into circles on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Place into freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Pour vegetable oil into large pot with high sides so there's at least 3 inches of grease. Heat oil to be between 325-350 degrees. While oil is heating, stir all ingredients together for glaze until smooth and runny...but not too runny!
  • Drop frozen crullers one by one into hot oil and fry about 1 minute per side or until lightly golden. Remove to paper towel to drain and then immediately coat in glaze. Place onto cooling rack to let excess glaze drip off. After 40 minutes or so, the glaze should harden onto the crullers. Best served warm, immediately out of the glaze.



Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 17mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg