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Baked Apple Butter Donuts

4.50 from 2 votes


  • ½ cup salted butter (melted)
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • ½ cup Harry & David Apple Butter
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • Granulated sugar (for rolling donuts)


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Spray or butter a donut pan, and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, egg, salt, vanilla extract, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Add dark brown sugar and apple butter, and mix again.
  • Add flour, and mix until well incorporated.
  • Spoon donut batter into prepared pan, approximately 3 tablespoons per donut.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to rest for a few minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Toss cooled donuts in granulated sugar, and serve. Store in an airtight container for up to four days. Enjoy!
Author: Heather Templeton
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, German, Jewish
Keyword: apple, donuts
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