Cherry Ricotta Donuts

5 Aug

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Hi everyone! Sorry for my recent absence but it’s good to be back! I was gone for a while to Rio de Janeiro as a chaperone for World Youth Day. It was absolutely amazing – we got to meet people from all over the world, celebrate and grow in our faith, see the Pope a few times, eat some tasty Brazilian food, and of course do some sightseeing.

Before heading out of town, I was trying to clean out my fridge. These donuts were the result! I had some leftover ricotta cheese and fresh cherries that were just asking to be combined into a fresh baked treat. These donuts were super soft with a nice texture from the cherry, plus the glaze added some extra sweetness. You could totally use other fresh fruits, like some blueberries or peaches if you want. Regardless, they’ll be delicious!

Cherry Ricotta Donuts

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped fresh cherries

For the glaze:
1/4 cup fresh cherry juice
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 2/3 cup powdered sugar

Yield: 1 1/2 dozen

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease your donut pan and set aside. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs, ricotta, milk, and vanilla and mix until combined. Gently fold in the cherries.

Spoon the batter into the donut pan until half full. Bake for 8-11 minutes or until lightly brown. Leave in the pan for a minute then put on a cooling rack to completely cool.

To make the glaze, whisk the three ingredients together until smooth. If it seems too runny, add more powdered sugar until you get the desired consistency. Dip the top of the donut into the glaze and put on a rack to set.

Source: Adapted from Mother Thyme

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One Response to “Cherry Ricotta Donuts”

  1. johncpicardi August 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!

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