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If you like apple fritters, you’ll love this peach fritters donut recipe. Fresh peaches, sweetened with brown sugar and spices, are combined with frozen yeast dough, deep fried, and dipped in a cinnamon peach glaze.

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Glazed Peach Fritters Donuts on a cooling rack.

Southern peach fritters may be created with a batter, but I wanted peach fritters that use a yeast dough, like my favorite bakery doughnut Apple Fritters.

Glazed Peach Fritters Donuts on a cooling rack.

PEACH FRITTERS DONUT RECIPE

These doughnuts are easy to make with Rhodes’ pre-made frozen dough, because yeast dough that I don’t have to make from scratch is always a win!

You can thaw the rolls covered with sprayed plastic wrap in the refrigerator overnight if you want to make them for breakfast the next day.

You can also thaw the rolls at room temperature for a couple hours until they are thawed, but not risen too much.

Other than that you just need fresh peeled and diced peaches, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar for the donuts. We’ll talk about the glaze later.

Ingredients for Peach Fritters Donut Recipe: Rhodes Rolls, Peaches, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Brown Sugar.

HOW TO MAKE PEACH FRITTERS

  • Combine the diced peaches with the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • Cut each roll into 6 pieces and alternately layer the dough pieces and diced peaches into a large bowl. Sprinkle in flour here and there. *NOTE: Use a slotted spoon to drain the juices from the peaches as you add them to the dough. It can get super sticky with all that liquid.
  • Gently fold the dough and peaches together two to three times and empty onto a floured surface. Sprinkle the top of the dough with additional flour and flatten with hands. Cut dough into 12 pieces. Shape with hands until round, and flatten onto a prepared baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap.
  • Allow donuts to rest for 15-20 minutes at room temperature.
4 step-by-step photos for peach fritters: Cut rolls into 6 pieces, mix dough with spiced cut peaches, dough pressed onto floured surface and cut into sections, shaped donuts are put on pan to rise.
  • Heat oil in a large pot to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Gently scoop up the dough with a floured spatula (turner) and carefully flip the peach fritters over into the hot oil. (May cook several at a time, but don’t overcrowd the doughnuts.)
  • Cook roughly 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Remove and place on a cooling rack with paper towels underneath to catch any excess oil.
Frying peach fritters in a pan of hot oil.
  • Prepare the glaze in a large flat dish by whisking the powdered sugar together with the peach nectar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth. Set aside.
  • Glaze donuts while still slightly warm. Place a donut into the glaze, and turn it over. Spoon glaze over the peach fritter as needed to cover the whole surface. Shake off excess glaze. Place the donut back onto the cooling rack and allow glaze to set. 
Dipping fried peach fritters donuts in glaze.
Glazed Peach Fritters Donuts on a platter with fresh peaches.

OTHER TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS

  • Can I use canned peaches in place of fresh peaches? Yes, you can. I would use peaches in natural juices, drained really well and patted dry with a paper towel.
  • Don’t want deep fried fritters? Try putting the fruit and dough into a bundt pan like this apple fritter monkey bread and bake it! Or just bake the donuts on the sheet tray at 350˚F for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle the glaze on top instead of dipping the fritters in the glaze, if needed.
  • How long do these peach fritters keep? Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. Eat as-is or nuked in the microwave for 10 seconds.

Enjoy these peach fritters for breakfast or dessert. They are pretty simple to make (maybe slightly messy though) and taste amazing.

Glazed Peach Fritters Donuts on a cooling rack.
Glazed Peach Fritters Donuts on a cooling rack.

Peach Fritters Donut Recipe

Yield: 12 donuts
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Rest Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 51 minutes

If you like apple fritters, you’ll love this peach fritters donut recipe. Fresh peaches, sweetened with brown sugar and spices, are combined with frozen yeast dough, deep fried, and dipped in a cinnamon peach glaze.

Ingredients

Donuts:

  • 18 Rhodes white dinner rolls, thawed*
  • 3 medium peaches, peeled, cored, and diced (2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (+/-) all-purpose flour
  • oil (canola/vegetable), for frying (4-5 cups)

Glaze:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup peach nectar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. *THAW frozen rolls on a lightly greased baking sheet covered with sprayed plastic wrap for approximately 2-3 hours (or in the refrigerator overnight), until thawed, but hardly risen.
  2. Combine the diced peaches with the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. Cut each roll into 6 pieces and alternately layer the dough pieces and diced peaches into a large bowl. Sprinkle in flour here and there. *NOTE: Use a slotted spoon to drain the juices from the peaches as you add them to the dough. It can get super sticky with all that liquid.
  4. Gently fold the dough and peaches together two to three times and empty onto a floured surface. Sprinkle the top of the dough with additional flour and flatten with hands. Cut dough into 12 pieces. Shape with hands until round, and flatten onto a prepared baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap.
  5. Allow donuts to rest for 15-20 minutes at room temperature.
  6. Prepare the glaze in a large flat dish by whisking the powdered sugar together with the peach nectar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth. Set aside.
  7. Heat oil in a large pot to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Gently scoop up the dough with a floured spatula (turner) and carefully flip the peach fritters over into the hot oil. (May cook several at a time, but don’t overcrowd the donuts.)
  8. Cook roughly 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Remove and place donuts on a cooling rack with paper towels underneath to catch any excess oil.
  9. Glaze donuts while still slightly warm. Place a donut into the glaze, and turn it over. Spoon glaze over the peach fritter as needed to cover the whole surface. Shake off excess glaze. Place the donut back onto the cooling rack and allow glaze to set. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Can I use canned peaches in place of fresh peaches? Yes, you can. I would use peaches in natural juices, drained really well and patted dry with a paper towel.
  • Don’t want deep fried fritters? Try putting the fruit and dough into a bundt pan like this apple fritter monkey bread and bake it! Or just bake the donuts on the sheet tray at 350˚F for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle the glaze on top instead of dipping the fritters in the glaze, if needed.
  • How long do these peach fritters keep? Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. Eat as-is or nuked in the microwave for 10 seconds.
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