Lemon Doughnuts with Pistachios

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    , 3 ″ doughnuts
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Doughnut Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Baked and Fried Doughnuts

By Williams Sonoma

Published 2016

  • About

You can use supermarket lemons—Lisbon or Eureka variety—for both the doughnut batter and the glaze, but if you prefer a less tart, more floral flavor, look for Meyer lemons at a farmers’ markets or specialty stores.


For the Doughnuts

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • Zest and juice of 1


To make the doughnuts, preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat the wells of a doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar and lemon zest. Using your fingertips, rub the zest into the sugar. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking po