Ok, I’ll be upfront with you, this dessert is a little sinful. No, it is a lot sinful, but oh so gooood! Apple cider donuts are made fresh daily at our farm market’s bakery. They are a huge hit with our customers. If you never had an apple cider donut, I am so sorry. Apple cider donuts are these cake batter donuts that are made with Jersey Fresh apple cider, deep-fried and rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixture while they are hot.
While a lot of farm markets only make theirs during the fall, we make our Apple Cider Donuts everyday. Oh the temptation…try working at Russo’s. They are divine, any time of year – especially when they are hot off the machine. But I love them during the fall season the most.
Here is a tasty alternative to just eating a plain donut. Some people are probably cringing that I am actually suggesting using them in an alternative way. But hey, think outside the box. Turn an apple cider donut into an ice cream sundae – an Apple Cider Doughnut Sundae to be exact. Vanilla ice cream, layered with apple cider donut pieces and then topped with a sweet brown sugar apple topping is just as good as it sounds. I made mine in a mason jar but if you don’t have one, a bowl will work perfectly too. This dessert screams fall with Jersey Fresh apples and fresh apple cider donuts but is perfect to eat all year round. Enjoy!
- 1 Apple, diced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons apple cider
- 1 Apple Cider Donut, cut into pieces
- Vanilla ice cream
- Whipped Cream
- Cinnamon for garnish
- Melt butter in skillet.
- Add diced apple, brown sugar, and cinnamon and simmer for 3 minutes. Apples should be slightly crunchy.
- Remove from heat and set aside
- In Mason Jar (or bowl) add one scoop of vanilla ice cream to bottom.
- Top with donut pieces.
- Add another scoop of ice cream.
- Drizzle top with apple topping.
- Top of with whipped cream