Apple Cider Donuts with Caramel Apple Glaze


for the donuts

  • 3 tbsp . unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup reduced apple cider (start with one cup of cider and simmer until reduced to 1/3 cup)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg , freshly grated
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons . honey
  • 1 large egg

for the glaze

  • 3 tbsp . butter
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salted caramel
  • dash of salt


make the donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small pot, melt butter. Stir in cider, and set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together flours, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. Into the cooled butter mixture, whisk in sugar, honey, and egg until evenly combined. Side note, dip honey measuring utensil in the melted butter first for easy honey removal.
  5. Stir together wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Over-mixing will create a tough donut.
  6. Spray donut pan. Add batter to a piping bag and pipe evenly into the pan.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes. Allow to cool 1 minute before removing donuts onto a cooling rack.

make the glaze

  1. Melt butter and stir in cider and caramel. In a flat-bottomed bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.
  2. Quickly dip each donut in glaze and place back on cooling rack. Best served same day, slightly warmed.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from the faux martha