Apples and apple cider are food and drink staples of the New England fall season (and beyond), but let’s not forget about apple cider donuts. They are incredibly tasty, filling and don’t cost too much dough. Sorry for that pun.
A growing number of farm stands and bakeries in New England feature apple cider donuts, especially in the fall. The trick to making a great apple cider donut is infusing the right amount of fresh apple cider into the batter. Some throw some extra cinnamon and other spices into the mix for an additional kick. When it’s done right — baked or fried — apple cider donuts require multiple servings. It’s almost impossible to eat just one!
The Big Apple Farm in Wrentham, Mass., makes a good cider donut, Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury, Vt., and Wilson Farm in Lexington, Mass., even better and Kane’s Donuts in Saugus, Mass., just about the best. Of course you won’t get that wonderful New England farm stand or cider mill personality at Kane’s (it’s basically a “townie” donut shop), but who cares? These donuts are phenomenal! You can watch a great video above created by How2Heroes to learn how to make Kane’s cider donuts.
The best apple cider donut I’ve ever tasted, however, is at the Fly Creek Cider Mill in Fly Creek, N.Y., about five minutes out of Cooperstown. Yes, it’s not in New England, but just had to mention it!
Who do you feel makes the best apple cider donuts? Please leave a reply in the comments box below on your favorite New England (OK, Upstate New York, too!) destination for apple cider donuts.
Where to find great apple cider donuts:
The Big Apple Farm, 207 Arnold St., Wrentham MA. Tel. (508) 384-3055
Cold Hollow Cider Mill, 3600 Waterbury-Stowe Rd., Waterbury, VT. Tel. (802) 244-8771
Wilson Farm, 10 Pleasant St., Lexington MA. Tel. (781) 862-3900
Kane’s Donuts, 120 Lincoln Ave., Saugus MA. Tel. (781) 233-8499
Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek NY. Tel. (607) 547-9692
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