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Gingerbread Rum Crullers

Make It Yourself

Spirit Ingredients:

6 tbsp

Food Ingredients and Preparation

16 cups vegetable oil (1 gallon)
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp whole milk
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
4 large eggs

Rum Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbsp milk 
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 Tbsp rum

For the crullers, in a large pot add the vegetable oil and heat to 375 °F. In a medium sized pot add the milk, water, butter, and vanilla extract and bring this mixture to a simmer over medium high heat. Meanwhile in another bowl, combine and sift the spices, salt, and flour. Once the milk is simmering, add all the seasoned flour to the pot and stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly until it forms a ball and doesn’t stick to the sides of the pan. 

Carefully place this hot mixture into a stand-up mixer, and using the paddle attachment, mix until there is no longer steam. Add 1 egg and mix on low speed until combined. Add another egg, and repeat until all the eggs have been added and the dough is smooth and silky. Place the mixture into a piping bag with a star tip, refrigerate for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, in a bowl make the rum glaze by whisking all the ingredients together until smooth. 
Cut parchment into 4-inch squares and pipe the chilled batter into 3 inch circles. To fry the crullers, individually place the entire piece of parchment paper into the hot oil, parchment side up. Baste the top of the parchment paper with hot oil until it frees itself. With kitchen tongs, carefully remove the parchment paper and set aside. Brown the crullers for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool on a cooling rack. Glaze the crullers with the rum glaze.


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