Oliebollen (Dutch Doughnuts)

Oliebollen (Dutch Doughnuts)

Made  times
Pyrex Princess 0

Ollie-bollen, or (Oliebollen) is a dutch pastry similar to a doughnut. It typically is a deep fried pastry filled with raisins and dusted with powdered sugar. Some modern variations serve them topped with berry filling, but this is a traditional recipe. Oliebollen are a traditional treat on New Year's

Modified from: Oliebollen (Dutch Doughnuts)

Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Microwave milk for 30 seconds and add yeast, mix and set aside.
  2. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Stir the yeast mixture and egg into the flour and mix into a smooth batter. Stir in the currants, raisins and apple. Cover the bowl, and leave the batter in a warm place to rise until double in size. This will take about 1 hour.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer, or heavy deep pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Use an ice cream scoop to form a ball, and drop them carefully into the hot oil.
  4. Fry the balls until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes depending on size. Flip with metal tongs half way through cooking.
  5. Drain finished doughnuts on paper towels and dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm.


This is the second year I've made this recipe for my Dutch husband on New Years. He swears it's just as good as his Dad made while he was growing up in Holland. A few tips - one package of act...