This glaze was created as an experiment when Aunt Alisa made apple fritters one time.  After cooking the apples, Nana couldn’t bear to see the apple juice thrown away.  The glaze turned out delicious and beautiful, so we wrote it down to share.

We know that this glaze is delicious on our apple fritters, but can you imagine it on homemade cinnamon rolls, fried pies, pound cake, or even deep-fried buttermilk biscuits served as doughnuts?  If you want to keep it simple, you can make a vanilla glaze as well.


  • 3-4 cups tart apples, peeled & diced (2 large)
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 heaping tablespoons cornstarch (Eyeball it.)
  • 1/8 cup water


  • Cook diced apples in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt until just tender.
  • Drain the excess juice AND save.
  • Make a slurry by whisking cornstarch and water together. If you are not sure how thick you want your glaze, start with less. You can always add more if you want it thicker.
  • Warm the juice from the apples, then slowly add cornstarch slurry stirring as you go.
  • Continue stirring for a couple of minutes until thickened.