Jam Filled Donuts – Classic Recipe

These are perfect yeast jam filled doughnuts so easy to make at home if you have the right recipe. This one is perfect.

Jam Filled Donuts – recipe

The way of preparations – easy


  • 4 to 4 1/2 cup flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • apricot jam (or jam of choice)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Instructions on how to make jam filled donuts

  • In a mixing bowl combine 4 cups flour and salt. Mix well.
  • Mix the yeast with 2 tablespoons of the milk and 2 tablespoons sugar and let sit until foamy, about 5 to 10 minutes then add to the flour with the remaining milk.
  • Add the eggs and butter to the flour mixture.
  • Begin to mix the ingredients into a soft, but not sticky, dough.
  • Add a little extra milk if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time or work in extra flour if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  • Punch down the risen dough then turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few seconds.
  • Lightly flour a rolling pin then gradually roll out the dough to about 1/2″ thick. Cut out into 3 to 4-inch rounds with a lightly floured cookie cutter.
  • Re-roll the scraps to make more rounds.
  • Place the doughnuts on lightly floured baking sheets, and cover lightly with a dry towel. Let the dought rest, about 20 minutes.
  • Fill a fryer 3-inches high with vegetable oil and heat at about 350 F.
  • Fry the doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden and puffed, turning frequently, about 5 minutes.
  • Lift the doughnuts from the oil and place on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • Let cool slightly and fill a pastry bag, fitted with a 1/2″ round tip, with jam.
  • Dust with icing sugar and serve.