Baked Apple Butter Brown Sugar Wings

Baked Apple Butter Brown Sugar Wings - These wings are sweetened with apple butter and finished with Sriracha for a spicy kick!

Baked brown sugar crusted wings sweetened with apple butter and finished with a Sriracha cream drizzle for a spicy kick!

Baked Apple Butter Brown Sugar Wings - These wings are sweetened with apple butter and finished with Sriracha for a spicy kick!

It’s finally beginning to feel like fall around here. The weather is getting a bit cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and of course, there’s Sunday football every week. But even though I don’t watch a single game of football, I can always indulge in the football party food, whether it’s faceplanting myself in this hot cheesy corn dip or licking my fingers off clean with these apple butter brown sugar wings.

Now I’m not the biggest fan of wings, mainly because I don’t like to get my hands dirty when I’m eating. But Jason made a request the other day that he was craving two things in particular – wings and french fries. And since he never makes any kind of food requests and so graciously eats all of the blog food – with the exception of quinoa, of course – I just had to oblige.

So with a jar of Musselman’s apple butter, I decided to make these chicken wings a bit sweet. With a bit of brown sugar and fragrant spices, these babies are baked to crispy goodness with a sweetened apple butter glaze. The sweetness from the apple butter is beautifully balanced with the Sriracha cream sauce, giving it a hint of heat and perfecting that combo of sweet and spiciness in every bite.

You can dip, dunk, slather or drizzle on the Sriracha cream sauce. I would prefer the dunking method but as my hand model was at school for the day, I had to opt in to the drizzling method for photographic purposes.

Baked Apple Butter Brown Sugar Wings - These wings are sweetened with apple butter and finished with Sriracha for a spicy kick!

Be sure to check out Musselman’s new e-recipe book for more apple butter recipes!

Baked Apple Butter Brown Sugar Wings

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Yield 6 servings

Baked Apple Butter Brown Sugar Wings

Baked brown sugar crusted wings sweetened with apple butter and finished with a Sriracha cream drizzle for a spicy kick!

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha, or more to taste
  • For the apple butter glaze
  • 1/4 cup Musselman's apple butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together apple butter, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and Dijon; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine wings, vegetable oil, brown sugar, garlic, onion and chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Place wings onto prepared baking sheet and baste apple butter glaze on one side of the wings. Place into oven and bake for 25 minutes, using metal tongs to turn at halftime and basting with apple butter glaze on other side of wings.
  • To make the dipping sauce, whisk together sour cream and Sriracha.
  • Serve wings immediately with dipping sauce, if desired.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Musselman’s. All opinions expressed are my own.