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Biscuit Donuts with Pumpkin Pie Glaze

Makes 8 donuts and 8 donut holes


  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 4 tbsp half-and-half
  • 1 can large refrigerated biscuits 8 biscuits- I use Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers


  • In 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat to 350°F to 375°F.
  • In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin and just
  • enough half-and-half with whisk until smooth and thick glaze forms. Set
  • aside. Separate dough into 8 biscuits.
  • Using small round lid or cookie cutter, cut hole in center of each biscuit (I used my olive oil bottle lid).
  • Gently place 2 or 3 biscuits in hot oil. (Biscuit holes can also be fried!)
  • Fry on one side until golden brown. With tongs, gently turn each biscuit
  • over; fry until other side is golden brown.
  • Remove doughnuts from oil, let excess oil drip off (you can also pat with a paper towel to remove any oil)
  • Immediately dip into pumpkin glaze.  I just dipped the top but you can dip the whole donut if you'd like! This recipe makes plenty of glaze!
  • Place doughnuts on cooling rack; cool 3 to 5 minutes or until glaze is set before serving.


Recipe adapted from Pillsbury website