Pineapple Donuts

Wow. My mind was telling me “Hey, look! A donut!” but my taste buds were telling me “Wow, that’s really different and cool!”. The pineapple rings are coated in a simple batter that cooks up golden brown delicious (GBD) , reminiscent of donuts. Drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with confectioners sugar, these little slices of heaven make for an outstandingly good dessert.
I bought this really cool pineapple corer from Amazon the other day. I’ve been wanting to use it forever. I picked up a pineapple on sale, got the corer out of the box, and in about a minute I had perfect fresh pineapple rings for these grilled maple bacon pineapple rings. The corer can also be used to make a pineapple ‘bowl’, great for serving things like fried rice and grilled shrimp with pineapple. Click on the picture below if you want to learn more about it on Amazon. It’s a fun little gadget.

Pineapple Donuts
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 6 pineapple rings
  • 1 cup Bisquick mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Vegetable or canola oil
  • Powdered sugar and pure maple syrup, for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat 2" of oil in a Dutch oven or deep fryer to 365 F.
  2. Whisk together the Bisquick, egg and milk.
  3. Dip pineapple rings into the batter and coat completely.
  4. Fry the rings until golden brown, turning once.
  5. Serve immediately sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled with maple syrup.

Grilled Maple Bacon Donuts

You have the grill fired up. You just finished off a great dinner consisting of burgers, grilled corn-on-the-cob, a wedge salad, and some ice cold watermelon. It’s time for some grilled maple bacon donuts! Just toss a few donuts on a hot grill for 1 or so minutes per side, just long enough to get them warm and get some pretty grill marks, and you’re ready to eat!

GrilledMapleBaconDonutsI used maple syrup, but you know these treats would be just as great with chocolate or fudge syrup and chopped toasted nuts. Or anything, really. NOTHING is as good as a grilled glazed donut. Nothing. Well, maybe you could use a bear claw. Or an eclair. Oh man, an elcair! Ok, that’s what I’m making next!

Grilled Maple Bacon Donuts
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 glazed donuts
  • Maple syrup (the real stuff)
  • 2-3 pieces smoked bacon, cooked (you have the grill going so might as well cook the bacon on the grill!), crumbled
Instructions
  1. Grill the donuts for about 1 minute on each side.
  2. Serve drizzled with syrup and sprinkled with the bacon.