Jelly Preserve Doughnuts

Bite into a festive tradition with these fluffy Jelly Preserve Doughnuts, dusted with powdered sugar and filled with a dollop of sweet, rich jam. A delight in each bite, these tasty treats are a holiday classic that pairs perfectly with moments of cheer and warmth.
Servings Prep Time Cook time
About 12 2 Hours 30 Minutes



  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, and yeast.
  2. Add eggs, milk, butter, salt, and lemon zest. Mix until dough forms.
  3. Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth.
  4. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 1.5 hours.
  5. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick, cut into rounds, and let rise for another 30 minutes.
  6. Heat oil to 350°F (175°C) and fry doughnuts until golden brown.
  7. Drain on paper towels, cool slightly, and fill with jam using a piping bag.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.