Pumpkin eaters doughnuts

Yield: 18 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Shortening
¾ cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 cup Libby's solid pac pumpkin
1 cup Shredded bran cereal
2¾ cup Flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon Pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon Salt
Oil

In a large bowl cream shortening and sugar untill light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add Pumpkin and cereal, mixing well... Let stand 2 min. Sift flour, baking powder, spice and salt together then stir into pumpkin mixture, half at a time...

Cover, chill for 1 hour or until dough is stiff enough to handle. on lightly floured surface, roll out dough to ½ in. thickness and cut with 2½ in doughnut cutter.

Deep fry in large pan with 2 in of oil at 375ø. Fry a few at a time about 1 min per side or until thoroughly cooked and golden brown.

Drain on paper towel on wire rack. Repeat with the trimmings to use all of the dough. Dip cooled doughnuts in cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar if desired.

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini

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