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Makes 12 donuts


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


Apple Cider Donuts (recipe to follow)

Red Apple Glaze (recipe to follow)

Green Butter Frosting (recipe to follow)

12 pretzel sticks



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


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



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


2 cups DOMINO Confectioners Sugar

1 to 2 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons red gel food coloring

12 pretzel sticks



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


For Buttercream Frosting


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



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.



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.


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