Melt shortening/margarine in a small saucepan on Low heat. Add powdered sugar and apple juice/cider. Whisk together and let cook for several minutes. If needed, add an additional tablespoon of apple juice/cider.
Leave the glaze on very low heat until time to glaze the donuts (whisk again prior to pouring on the donuts).
This is the glaze for Old Fashioned Apple Filled Cake Donuts.
The vanilla bean should be removed at the end. You can rinse it off and set it out to try to re-use in another recipe. (It can be re-used several times before the flavor is fully gone.
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