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!

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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!


  • 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


  • 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.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Musselman’s. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. says

    Sour cream Sriracha dipping sauce sounds spectacular (and simple). This sounds like a great recipe that could be used on baked/grilled ribs as well. I read this too close to lunch time, now my packed lunch doesn’t sound as good. Thanks for the great recipe.

  2. says

    Daaaaaaaamn, Chung-Ah, these look incredible! I love how incredibly crispy the skin is and that apple butter/brown sugar/sriracha flavour combo sounds killer. I eat with my hands all the time (I’m classy that way) so this would be a dream meal for me.

  3. kyle barnes says

    Being a wing connoisseur, I take pride in my wings, from idiosyncrasies to variety. Never have I ever seen something so amazing. I am making them currently and will somehow post a photo!

  4. Beckie Windell says

    Made these last night.. And I currently making them again!! The easiest recipe and I love the sweetness! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Lizzie says

    I made these last night. Very good! I might bake them on a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet next time to get them more crispy. Very tasty. I also made my dipping sauce spicier. Thanks!

  6. Gwen says

    Love the flavor on these, they turned out really good. I think next time I’d crisp them under the broiler or on the grill for a few minutes with jus the spices on them and then add the glaze later or just toss the wings in the glaze at the end and bake another few minutes. Otherwise these were delicious.

  7. Liberty Reyes says

    All the recipes posted look delicious. Will definitely try some of them Can you please post a good recipe for Siopao (Char-bao) not sure of the spelling and and also the filling for Siopao.
    Thanks in advance!

  8. says

    I made this and it was absolutelyyyyyyy delicious. i just started a blog where i post the different recipes that i try. If you don’t mind, i would love to post this on my blog. i will use the pictures that i took myself and credit you for the recipe. i will even send you a link when i’m done :-)

    • Chung-Ah says

      I’m so glad you had a chance to make this! You are more than welcome to use this recipe for your blog – I just ask that you do not copy and paste the recipe. It is best to include your adaptations and rewrite the instructions in your own words.

    • Chung-Ah says

      You can try making homemade apple butter. It’s incredibly easy, and you can even use apple sauce as a base for a quick shortcut.

  9. Jiyoun S. says

    Omg…. it was damn good!!! My bf and I had wing night at home with this and your sriracha wing recipe… I have to thank you for making our night perfect!!
    Oh, I couldn’t find apple butter in Seoul, so I needed to make it by myself for this recipe hah…. Lol thank you again for posting this recipe :-)

  10. Tiffany says

    I made these last night along with the garlic parm potato wedge fries. My family can’t stop raving about them. They said they were the best wings they’ve ever eaten. Even my son who doesn’t eat animal products ate two of them. Love this wonderful recipe. Thank you

  11. Melissa says

    Just finished making the wings, my house smells FREAKEN awesome. Made them for a party we are heading to, can’t wait to try them!! They came out just like the picture!!

  12. MK says

    This recipe is amazing! Made it tonight and had to share – used approx 2 lbs of chicken breast instead of wings, measured the garlic but only used some Cajun and a bit of pepper and cumin. Next time will probably just season on top instead of messing up another bowl (only because I’ll probably be in a rush!). But the apple butter sauce – that is where the magic happens. I wouldn’t change a thing about it! I just spooned some on top of the chicken breasts and let it bake – perfection. For 3 breasts, there was some excess sauce (I did not flip them and re sauce halfway) but it was perfect – thank you!

  13. Carol Ann Rowland says

    Yummy! I just made these though I “fried” the wings naked in my phillips air fryer and then tossed in the sauce.

    I used maple sure instead of brown sugar because of allergies, and sriracha mayo instead of source cream, for the same reason.

  14. Susan says

    Just made the Zuccini Pancakes and substituted red onion for garlic and they we awesome Big hit. thanks for the receipe.

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