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Semi-Homemade Caramel Pecan Donuts

Semi-homemade donuts with a rich caramel glaze, and toasted pecans. You will love how easy and delicious these donuts are! You only need a few ingredients. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel, donuts, pecan, semi-homemade
Servings: 8
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 can Pillsbury Grand Biscuits
  • Chopped toasted pecans

Caramel Glaze

  • 1/2-3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup prepared caramel sauce
  • 2 Tbs heavy whipping cream


  • 3 + cups vegetable oil for frying


Caramel Glaze

  • Stir together confectioner's sugar, caramel, and whipping cream until smooth. Taste and adjust to your preference.


  • Heat oil in fryer or in large pot on stove top to 375 degrees F
  • Poke a hole in the center of a biscuit, and stretch the dough to form a donut shape, leave a big hole, it will puff up and close in.
  • Fry for about 1 minute per side, until golden brown
  • Use a metal straw or tongs to flip, and to remove from fryer oil
  • Set on a cooling rack with paper towels under it to let any excess oil drip off.
  • Let cool one minute
  • Dip top of still warm donuts into caramel glaze, and return to cooling rack
  • Sprinkle on pecan pieces
  • Spoon additional glaze over the top of the pecans if desired


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.1mg