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Strawberry Jam Donuts

These Strawberry Jam Donuts are incredible! So fluffy and filled with the most delicious homemade strawberry jam. They are a weekend breakfast treat!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 515kcal



  • 500 grams (about 3.5-4 cups) strong flour like King Arthur + more for rolling and shaping *don’t forget it’s important to weigh flour in this recipe!
  • 7 tbsp granulated sugar + 2 cups for coating
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 packets of dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • cup whole milk warmed
  • cup water divided
  • 6 cups vegetable oil for frying + 1 teaspoon for bowl

Strawberry Jam Filling:

  • 1 lb strawberries tops removed and quartered
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Place all of the ingredients and half of the water into a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer. Knead until well combined, add remaining water after about 1 minute. Then knead for about 10 minutes on low speed with dough hook until dough is smooth and elastic. Dough will be wet and tacky.
  • Move dough into bowl greased with vegetable oil. Cover and let rise 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, make strawberry filling. Place chopped strawberries and ½ cup sugar into a small pot. Bring to a boil then reduce to a rolling simmer and cook about 7-8 minutes.
  • Whisk cornstarch or arrowroot powder together. Remove strawberry pot from heat and stir in powder mixture. Set aside and let cool.
  • Knock dough back using a fist then move onto well floured surface.
  • Divide dough into ten equal parts. Then shape into round balls.
  • Place donut balls onto a floured tray, cover, and let rise 45 minutes.
  • About 15 minutes before dough is done rising, heat vegetable oil in deep pot to 350 degrees.
  • Fry donuts two at a time for four minutes on each side. Donuts will be a deep golden brown.
  • Use a spider strainer to remove donuts from fryer, immediately toss in sugar then set aside to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once donuts are cool enough to handle but still warm, insert a butter knife into the side of the donuts to create a hole.
  • Fill pipping bag with strawberry jam and pipe about 1 tablespoon into each donut.
  • Serve and eat while warm!


Donuts will keep, covered at room temperature, for one to two days but they are best enjoyed right after being made while still warm!


Sodium: 255mg | Calcium: 39mg | Vitamin C: 27mg | Vitamin A: 184IU | Sugar: 22g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 157mg | Cholesterol: 43mg | Calories: 515kcal | Saturated Fat: 21g | Fat: 27g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 62g | Iron: 3mg