Red Raspberry Filled Jelly Buns

Monday, February 7, 2022
In Central N.Y. where I grew up, these are referred to as Jelly Buns, you may know them as Red Raspberry Filled Donuts or just Jelly Donuts.

These little puffed-up fried donuts are soft-filled yeast-risen dough filled with an assortment of whatever favorite jams you may like.

Back home in Utica, New York you will find these raspberry-filled jelly buns in many local bakeries, and very popular there.

One place that comes to mind famous for all flavors is Holland Farms located in Yorkville, New York.

They have all kinds of filled buns some with bavarian cream frosted with chocolate, others filled with lemon, and those are just a few of their huge variety of baked goods and fabulous buns!

These are wonderful fried pillows of dough, a little bit of work is required, but is so worth the time until you can take a trip to your favorite bakery.

When I get back home for a visit a box of filled jelly buns is always on my list to bring back to where I live now.

Scroll down to our recipe card for this easily printable recipe and step-by-step instructions and don't forget to read the tips!


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raspberry filling for donuts


Important Steps for Making Fried Jelly Buns

  1. Let the Yeast sit in warm milk
  2. Mix and Knead the dough
  3. Let Proof
  4. Punch Down
  5. Proof again
  6. Fry with heated oil to 350 degrees
  7. Cool completely
  8. Poke a hole in each side
  9. Fill will jams or pudding of your choice
  10. Roll in  granulated or powdered sugar


raspberry filled donuts


Ingredients You Will Need

  • flour
  • granulated sugar
  • whole milk
  • salt
  • eggs
  • jam of choice
  • softened butter
  • yeast


dough for jelly buns


Other Fillings to Use

  1. lemon curd or pudding
  2. chocolate pudding
  3. any jams, jelly, or preserves favorite flavors
  4. coconut cream
  5. butterscotch pudding
  6. Nutella
  7. strawberry pie filling is another good filling
  8. solo filling (almond flavoring)
  9. pie fillings in a can and chopped finely
  10. buttercream
  11. pumpkin pie filling not puree


how to fill a jelly donut


Tools

  • pastry tip and bag
  • wooden dowel or chopsticks(you can find them at the dollar store)
  • mixing bowl and mixer
  • rolling pin
  • biscuit cutter
  • board for rolling

making a hole for the jelly in a jelly donut

Tips

  1. Do not proof too long or they will be chewy
  2. Always test the oil to make sure it's hot with a thermometer to 350 degrees
  3. Not proofing the dough  long enough they will be heavy
  4. Over handling the dough will lose that soft airy texture inside so do not overwork the dough
  5. Cool completely before filling
  6. Drain them after frying in paper towels to remove grease
  7. Use a chopstick, the tip of the pastry bag, or a wooden small dowel to make the hole in each donut before filling it with jam
  8. these can be frozen up to 3 months unfilled, thaw then fill
  9. dip them in a glaze of powdered sugar and water or garnish with powdered sugar, a cinnamon-sugar mixture or granulated sugar,


cutting the dough for a jelly donut


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Just remember these donuts can be filled with whatever you want.


We love puddings, buttercreams, lemon curd, jelly, jams but fill these with anything your heart desires because anything can go inside these jelly buns.


As long as I can remember as a child red raspberry jelly has always been my absolute favorite or blackberry.


Just remember to check my tips for making the perfect fried donuts!


Easy to make in no time, delicious, and until you can make a trip to my hometown Utica, New York, these will have to keep your cravings satisfied.


Red Raspberry Filled Jelly Buns

Red Raspberry Filled Jelly Buns
Yield: 20
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 3 MinInactive time: 1 H & 30 MTotal time: 1 H & 48 M
This is an easy recipe for jam-filled yeast-risen donuts. The recipe is made with simple pantry ingredients and the donuts are cut, fried, and filled.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red raspberry seedless jam ( or whatever flavored jam you prefer)
  • 1 cup whole milk scalded to lukewarm
  • 1 package of active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter (cooled to lukewarm)
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 4 - 1/2 cups all-purpose flour more for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • oil, for frying
  • Optional Garnish: granulated sugar or powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan heat the milk to lukewarm.
  2. Place the milk in a bowl.
  3. Stir in the yeast and let it sit for around 10 minutes.
  4. Using an industrial mixer, place this mixture in the bowl adding sugar, salt, melted butter, and eggs.
  5. Add the flour a little bit at a time on slow speed until it's all incorporated evenly.
  6. Knead the dough for around 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap to rise for around 1 hour in a warm area.
  8. On a floured board, roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
  9. Using a 3 or 4-inch biscuit cutter, cut the dough into rounds.
  10. Put them on a floured cookie sheet and cover them with plastic to rise for 30 minutes.
  11. Heat the oil in a deep dutch oven pan on medium heat at 350 degrees and fry the donuts on each side until golden, it takes around 2 minutes on each side.
  12. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels.
  13. Cool completely before filling.
  14. Using a chopstick or small wooden dowel, poke a hole in each donut
  15. Fill the donuts with jam after they are completely cooled using a pastry tip and bag filled with the preferred jam flavor.
  16. .
  17. Optional Garnish: roll them into powdered sugar or granulated sugar.

Notes:

Tips

  1. Do not proof too long or they will be chewy
  2. Always test the oil to make sure it's hot with a thermometer to 350 degrees
  3. Not proofing the dough long enough they will be heavy
  4. Over handling the dough will lose that soft airy texture inside so do not overwork the dough
  5. Cool completely before filling
  6. Drain them after frying in paper towels to remove grease
  7. Use a chopstick, the tip of the pastry bag, or a wooden small dowel to make the hole in each donut before filling it with jam
  8. these can be frozen up to 3 months unfilled, thaw then fill


Other Fillings to Use

  1. lemon curd or pudding
  2. chocolate pudding
  3. any jams, jelly, or preserves favorite flavors
  4. coconut cream
  5. butterscotch pudding
  6. Nutella
  7. pie fillings in a can and chopped finely
  8. buttercream
  9. strawberry pie filling is another good filling
  10. solo filling (almond flavoring)
  11. pumpkin pie filling (not puree)


Nutrition Facts

Calories

140.09

Fat (grams)

5.20

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.64

Carbs (grams)

21.09

Fiber (grams)

0.80

Net carbs

20.29

Sugar (grams)

10.73

Protein (grams)

2.50

Sodium (milligrams)

93.49

Cholesterol (grams)

28.98
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9 comments

  1. I seriously want these jelly buns in my life! My goodness they look good and don't sound too terribly difficult to make either. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. These are so good!! My kids couldn't stop eating these!!

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  3. You can't beat a raspberry filled donut. One of my kids favourite treats!

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  4. Jelly filled donuts have always been my favorite and these raspberry buns look incredible. I think my whole family will enjoy them too so I'm going to plan to have everyone help make these next Saturday!

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  5. They look droolworthy and absolutely irresistible!

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  6. Looks great and I'd say it's been 40 years since I had one but I do remember as a kid they were a nickel.

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  7. Bravissima, sono perfetti, moltom golosi!!!!

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  8. Jelly filled donuts were always my favorite as a child. Donuts were a reward after my parents dragged us to the symphony, LOL. Bill's going to love these, too.

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  9. Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,576, thanks so much for sharing it with us! Hope you have a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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