French Crullers

French Crullers

Spend the weekends with these sweet fried donuts confectioned with sugar frosting.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt


Step 1
Put 4 tablespoons sugar, salt, shortening and orange rind in saucepan with 1 cup hot water. Bring to a boil. Mix in 1 cup of flour. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and cool slightly. Beat in one egg at a time, beating each one in thoroughly before adding another.

Step 2
Using a rose tip, press dough through pastry bag, in desired shape, onto a well-greased square of heavy paper. Turn paper upside down and let crullers drop into deep, hot fat (375 degrees F - 190 degrees C). Fry until well puffed up and golden brown in color, about 6 to 7 minutes. Drain on unglazed paper. Ice with confectioners' frosting.

Step 3
To Make Frosting: Cream 1 1/2 tablespoons shortening and continue creaming while slowly adding sugar. Add cream, salt, and vanilla and mix smooth.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 131Total Fat 6gCholesterol 35mgSodium 159mgCarbohydrates 19gProtein 2g



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