Baked Apple Fritter Glazed Donuts

Baked Apple Fritter Glazed Donuts | Very Culinary

by Amy on April 12, 2012 · 25 comments

When I first heard about this, I sort of giggled and rolled my eyes…”what a bunch of idiots.” Then I start to get irritated.

I’m no scholar…I don’t profess to know where every country is located, I can’t go a day without using spell check, and I’m certainly no historian. But really? REALLY? How do you not know the Titanic was an actual disaster?? HOOOOW?

If the schools aren’t going to teach history anymore, then parents, PALEEZE! Step up to the plate. Teach your kids about these monumental events.

So, then I sort of got sad. Because, well, these kids will someday be running the country. And…let’s just not go there.

To relieve some of my anxiety, I usually always consume heavy amounts of sugar. This time it was in the form of donuts. Yes, they’re baked (because I don’t live anywhere near a donut shop – more sadness), and while baked never compares to fried, these are absolutely delicious in their own right. I make them all the time, varying the dough and icing. You do need a special donut pan, but totally worth the purchase.

I ate two. And I felt a little better.

These work so much better than Tylenol or Diazepam. Seriously, who needs drugs when you can make donuts?

Baked Apple Fritter Glazed Donuts
Makes 13
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 8 Minutes

• 2 cups cake flour
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
• 1 tablespoon cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cups buttermilk
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 2 tablespoons butter, melted
• 1 cup canned apple pie filling, apples diced
• 1 cup powdered sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 3 tablespoons milk or cream

Preheat your oven to 425F. Lightly spray 2 (6 slot) donut pans with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Beat in the buttermilk, eggs and melted butter until fully incorporated. Add the diced apple pie filling into the donut batter and mix until evenly distributed.

Use a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip (or a Ziploc bag with a corner cut off), pipe the batter into the donut slots, 2/3 full. (You will have some batter left over. You might be tempted to place more batter into some of the slots…don’t do it!)

Bake for 8 minutes or until light golden brown. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.

In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until sugar is dissolved. Add more or less milk to give you the desired consistency of a glaze. Dunk the tops of the doughnuts into the glaze. Then turn the doughnuts right side up to allow glaze to set. Serve while still slightly warm.

(slightly adapted from Wanna Be A Country Cleaver)

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Lisa@ Cooking with Curls June 7, 2013 at 11:55 am

We should all be afraid for the future! The schools spend more time on drugs and bullying than teaching core subjects. Then the books are printed by companies that don’t care about actual historical events, just what works to further their agenda! For now, I will gladly hide my head in a batch of these wonderful donuts :)


the wicked noodle April 13, 2012 at 5:22 am

I’m…stunned. And speechless. Sigh…

I definitely need a few of these yummy donuts!!! My girls would FLIP if I made homemade donuts. Krispy Kreme who?


myfudo April 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I kinda feel sad too that most people tend to spend time learning the latest and who’s who in Hollywood when they are not familiar with the must knows in History. The world has become so fast paced, that we sometimes forget about the basics and the essentials…Well, that’s what parents are for. To keep the kids on the right track…
Anyway, this is a wonderful treat. I will try sometime. Thanks!


Robbie April 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm

It’s a little-known fact that the Titanic did not in fact collide with an iceberg, but with a large apple fritter.


Joanne April 12, 2012 at 6:44 pm

“who needs drugs when you can make donuts” – totally my new motto. And exactly why I love you.

seriously. What are the youths of this world coming to?!?!? They need to heat more baked apple fritter donuts. While reading a history textbook.


christina April 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

i met Dr. Ballard (who discovered the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean) a long time ago! :)


Amy April 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

That’s so cool!


Dad April 12, 2012 at 8:51 am

Okay, calm down. Take two donuts and call me in the morning.


Amy April 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Oh ya? These same kids probably think the Holocaust and Hiroshima never really happened.


Andrea April 12, 2012 at 8:49 am

You know, there’s a whole song about the Titanic!

Oh they built the ship Titanic to sail the ocean blue
And they thought they had a ship the water would never come through
But they were totally wrong, as they found out before too long (???)
It was sad when the great ship went down.

It was sad (so sad) it was bad (too bad);
It was sad when the great ship went down
To the bottom of the sea (husbands and wives), sea (little children lost their lives), sea, sea,
It was sad when the great ship went down.

They were not far from England, they were not far from shore
When the rich refused to associate with the poor
So they stuck them all below where they’d be the first to go
It was sad when the great ship went down (blub, blub, blub)

Alternative line for the chorus (my favorite!):
To the bottom of the sea (uncles and aunts), sea (little children lost their pants), sea, sea
It was sad when the the great ship went down.

There’s more. I’ll spare you.


Amy April 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm

HA. Put anything in rhyme and it becomes that much more interesting.


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy April 12, 2012 at 8:37 am

Sheesh! I suppose you’re going to tell me now that the holocaust was real! :-)

I just bought a donut pan. These sound great! Thanks!


Jenna April 12, 2012 at 7:19 am

You might have just convinced me to buy a donut pan. Because my husband (as a historian) also gets emotional angst when he sees a grievous lack of historical knowledge happening . . . which seems to be more and more frequently. These donuts would be the perfect comfort food to pop out for him when he’s angsty.


Amy April 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Your kid will be brilliant! And well fed :D


Rebecca April 12, 2012 at 6:40 am

…Me again… Can I just add that watching the movie recently I pretty much thought I was an idiot for having loved it in the first place?


Amy April 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Oh I know, right??! I remember thinking it was epic, but I saw it again a couple years ago and was like, “wow…this is really not that good.”


Rebecca April 12, 2012 at 6:39 am

DANG. IT. WOMAN. I was just FINE not owning a donut pan until you go and publish this. Sigh. Dangit. Now I have to -HAVE TO- buy one.

Also… don’t get me started on this whole Titanic brou-ha-ha.


Sandi April 12, 2012 at 6:31 am

As a daughter of a baker, if he found out that I’m going to give these a try, I think I’d be in time out…..They look and sound incredible. (and he won’t find out!!) LOL
As a mother of a daughter who’s a high school mathematics teacher..she refuses to give in to “Pass them along, so that our numbers look good!” policy. It’s sad when education comes down to “numbers.” A certain “rate” you get state aid, another “rate” you get federal aid. I’m still trying to figure out what ever happened to Educating our children. *SMH*


Amy April 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Good for Faith! Oh Sandi, our education system is so screwed up, I could get on my soap box and never get down.


Jessica April 12, 2012 at 6:22 am

Better than Diazepam?! I need to make these NOW! In all seriousness, though, I love baked donuts, and I love the addition of glaze on these guys. I don’t have a donut pan – I usually make mini muffin donut “holes” – but I’ve seen a few baked donuts lately that are making me realllllly want the special pan. And Titanic – wow. Just wow – I mean it’s not like it’s THAT long ago (less than 20 years!) that I was in school when it came out, and I knew it was real. What the?!


Amy April 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I bought my donut pan a year ago after seeing several baked donut recipes floating around. Resistance is futile!


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel April 12, 2012 at 6:00 am

These look incredible Amy! And that’s coming from someone that refuses to like baked donuts lol. It’s truly sad that some people have no clue about history. :(


Amy April 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Like I said, I wouldn’t compare them to fried donuts…I mean, come on…fried everything is just… Sigh. But I’ve really fallen in love. They actually sort of remind me of round portable pancakes or waffles, but with icing. Love.


Megan {Country Cleaver} April 12, 2012 at 5:51 am

I hope the doughnuts did the trick and soothed your stressed soul.

And really the Titanic, the Real disaster, was NOT about Leo and Kate defying the social class system of the early 20th century or finding alone time in the back of a car below decks… *shakes head in shame for our future*


Amy April 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Ya. I’m still shaking my head. It’s embarrassing! Thanks for the recipe, Megan! It’s a favorite over here.


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