Apple Donuts

From DOMINO SUGAR

Makes 12 donuts

 

These creative donuts look and taste like real fall apples. Bake up a bushel for your friends and family.

INGREDIENTS

Apple Cider Donuts (recipe to follow)

Red Apple Glaze (recipe to follow)

Green Butter Frosting (recipe to follow)

12 pretzel sticks

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Prepare donuts; set aside to cool completely.

2.Prepare red apple glaze; set aside.

3.Prepare green buttercream frosting; set aside.

4.Dip top of cooled donuts into the glaze and dry on wire rack.

5.Decorate with green buttercream frosting leaves and a pretzel stick for the stem.

 

For Donuts

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

2/3 cup apple cider

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup DOMINO Light Brown Sugar

2 large eggs

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease donut pan with 12 openings.

2.Melt butter in saucepan. Add apple cider. Stir and set aside to cool.

3.In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon; set aside.

4.Combine butter mixture, brown sugar, and eggs; stir well.

5.Stir in flour mixture until all is incorporated. Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Tap pan on flat surface to remove air.

6.Bake 7 to 8 minutes. Allow donuts to cool before handling.

 

For Red Apple Glaze

INGREDIENTS

2 cups DOMINO Confectioners Sugar

1 to 2 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons red gel food coloring

12 pretzel sticks

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Mix sugar, water, and food coloring until sugar is red.

 

For Buttercream Frosting

INGREDIENTS

3 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons DOMINO Confectioners Sugar

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened

1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Green food coloring

 

DIRECTIONS

1.In a large bowl, with electric mixer at low speed, combine sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla.

2.Beat at medium speed 1 to 2 minutes, until creamy. If desired, add more milk until frosting spreading consistency.

3. Add green food coloring; mix.

 

CHEF’S TIP

Pumpkin Decorated Donuts

Try decorating these tasty donuts as pumpkins!In a large zip-top bag, mix 1 1/2 cups DOMINO Granulated Sugars with 4 to 6 drops orange food coloring. Remove air. Squeeze bag until all of the sugar has become orange. Spread sugar out onto a baking pan and let dry for 2 hours. Dip slightly warm donuts in orange sugar. Decorate with green buttercream frosting leaves.

*Store any remaining buttercream frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at dominosugar.com