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Easy Lemon Jelly Donuts

These easy Lemon Jelly Donuts are great for the kids to help and make! Simple biscuit donuts shaped into eggs, filled with lemon pie filling and decorated with a soft royal icing.

These lemon filled jelly donuts are perfect for any day of the year, but you can make them extra special for Easter by decorating them to look like an Easter egg!

These easy Lemon Jelly Donuts are great for the kids to help and make! Simple biscuit donuts shaped into eggs, filled with lemon pie filling and decorated with a soft royal icing.

Lemon Jelly Donuts

I am such a sucker for donuts and so is my daughter. She wants donuts almost every weekend and a lot of times it’s her Friday reward for doing good on her spelling test. She loves the classic donut with a colored sugar glaze and sprinkles. No chocolate, no candies, just an easy doughnut. I, on the other hand, want a Boston Creme or an apple fritter or a chocolate glazed doughnut. YUM! To celebrate a basic Sunday, I made up some super easy biscuit donuts shaped like Easter Eggs, filled them with yummy Lucky Leaf Lemon Pie Filling and let my daughter decorate them.

We had so much fun making (and eating) these Easy Lemon Jelly Donuts – and you will too! 🙂

The kids had so much fun decorating these Lemon Jelly Donuts to look like Easter eggs. It's a fun and delicious treat for the family.

First things, first. You don’t need to shape them into eggs, but they are more fun.

Second, you don’t need to add the meringue powder, but it does help to make the icing hold it’s shape and dry better if you aren’t going to be eating them right away.

Third, you don’t need to eat them right away, but they totally taste better!

Bright spring colors decorate fun Lemon Jelly Donuts. They are perfect for an Easter celebration!

Have fun decorating. There’s no wrong way to decorate an Easter Egg, so have at it! We made polka-dots, stripes, swirls, zig zags, and chevrons. Let you imagination run wild and have a good laugh with your kids.

If you’re off for Spring Break with the kids, why not take the time and enjoy some edible art with them? These are also fun for a group of kids – so make a lot of glaze and have a Spring break playdate with the neighborhood kids. They’ll love it!

Grab the kids and make these fun Easter Egg Donuts for a yummy treat!

These lemon jelly donuts can be enjoyed any time of year. Make them all year round and fill them with your favorite premade pie filling. They are all so yummy!

Quick and Easy Easy Egg Doughnuts are filled with a delicious lemon pie filling and decorated by the kids.

Why not check out some of my other donut recipes!
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These easy Lemon Jelly Donuts are great for the kids to help and make! Simple biscuit donuts shaped into eggs, filled with lemon pie filling and decorated with a soft royal icing.
Yield: 16

Easy Lemon Jelly Donuts

These easy Lemon Jelly Donuts are great for the kids to help and make! Simple biscuit donuts shaped into eggs, filled with lemon pie filling and decorated with a soft royal icing.

These fun donuts are shaped like Easter eggs, filled with lemon pie filling and decorated with love!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oil
  • 2 canisters of premade biscuits (like Pillsbury)
  • 1 can Lucky Leaf Lemon Premium Pie Filling
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 2 -5 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp meringue powder
  • dash salt
  • food coloring

Instructions

    Make your Easy Donuts

    1. Heat your oil to 375 F in a medium sized pot. You need the oil to be at least an inch deep in the pot. Use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature.
    2. Open the canisters of busciuts and cut into egg shapes using a 2-inch cookie cutter. Roll the scraps up to make donut holes.
    3. Place the dount into the hot oil and fry for 1 minute on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a cooling rank with paper towels underneath. Cook all of the doughnuts.

    Prepare your Glaze

    1. Mix together the powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, meringue powder and salt. Add more milk as necessary for your consistency. Separate the glaze and color with a few drops of food coloring. Transfer the colored glaze to baggies and seal closed. Set colored glazes aside.

    Fill the donuts.

    1. Add half the can of Lucky Leaf Lemon Pie Filling to a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 230 Bismark tip. Insert the tip into the side of the cooled doughnut and gently squeeze the filling into the doughnut while slowly removing the tip. Fill all the doughnuts.

    Decorate the filled Donuts

    1. Snip the corner off the baggies and let the kids decorate their Jelly Donuts! Allow 5 minutes for the glaze to dry and then devour!

    Notes

    You can skip the meringue powder and food coloring if you'd like to just have a white glaze over top your Jelly Donut.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    24

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

    Wednesday 16th of March 2016

    Okay... MIND. BLOWN. I never thought about using tubed biscuit dough to make doughnuts - that's so genius. These are SO happening (in all sorts of ways) in my house soon!

    Karyn Granrud

    Thursday 17th of March 2016

    I do it all the time. They really are quick and easy when you want some donuts NOW! There's so many different ways to make them great!

    Sam

    Wednesday 16th of March 2016

    Um, wow, these look delicious! If I didn't have so many food allergies, I'd be all over this!

    Karyn Granrud

    Thursday 17th of March 2016

    Ugh, food allergies stink.

    Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Wednesday 16th of March 2016

    I love this easier version! I worked on a totally from scratch donut recipe for over a month and recently just gave up. Such a looong drawn-out process! I bet these are way tastier, too. :)

    Karyn Granrud

    Thursday 17th of March 2016

    I've never fried a from scratch donut, just baked them. Depending on if it's a cake donut verses a yeast one makes a big difference in the time to make them.