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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/10/31 14:58:41 (permalink)
I may only eat one donut a year -- it is likely to be a cider donut from ATKIN'S in South Amherst (I think, rather than South Hadley, MA) as someone indicated above.
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/10/31 16:26:34 (permalink)
The only place I have encountered apple cider donuts is at the Julian Pie Company. Picking up donuts and a bag of apple memories (basically cinnamon sugar on pie dough, cut in shapes) is now a required stop when we make the trip to Santa Ysabel to get pies there and bread from Dudley's.

http://www.julianpie.com/index.html

http://www.dudleysbakery.com/

(By the way, all wildfire evacuation orders have been lifted as of today, so come on out to San Diego's backcountry and help them recover from being shut down for a week.)
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/10/31 16:49:20 (permalink)
i was in blue ridge georgia 2 weeks ago and stopped at one of those orchard shops for a dozen cider donuts. boy, they go down easy
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/01 09:39:58 (permalink)
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Hey tiki... next time come back in the fall and enjoy the color and eat cider donuts and be here for the Sox Victory Parade! (I was there today, which might induce a bit of jealousy I'm guessing...)



Your a mean mean man!!! Must have been a wonderful day. though!!
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/01 09:46:23 (permalink)
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Originally posted by cecif

Hey tiki... next time come back in the fall and enjoy the color and eat cider donuts and be here for the Sox Victory Parade! (I was there today, which might induce a bit of jealousy I'm guessing...)



Your a mean mean man!!! Must have been a wonderful day. though!!


ROFL!!!!!!! I'm a woman. And it was great, lots of happy people!!!
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/01 10:04:43 (permalink)
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I may only eat one donut a year -- it is likely to be a cider donut from ATKIN'S in South Amherst (I think, rather than South Hadley, MA) as someone indicated above.



Definitely South Amherst. West Street/Rt. 116 at the corner of Bay Road, (and across Bay Road from Hampshire College). Some of their orchards are actually adjacent to campus (but as college kids, how were we to know that?).
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/02 16:04:05 (permalink)
We have an awful of apples grown here (N.E. Tenn) and even have a pretty big Apple festival in Erwin, TN but I don't think I've ever seen an apple cider donut around here and I would love to try a few. The big thing here is apple butter which is made in massive quantities this time of year.
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/05 10:02:37 (permalink)
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Hey tiki... next time come back in the fall and enjoy the color and eat cider donuts and be here for the Sox Victory Parade! (I was there today, which might induce a bit of jealousy I'm guessing...)



Your a mean mean man!!! Must have been a wonderful day. though!!


ROFL!!!!!!! I'm a woman. And it was great, lots of happy people!!!



Sorry bout dat! WOW--in all the years i've been "Cybering", i have never done that!
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/05 13:08:30 (permalink)
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Sorry bout dat! WOW--in all the years i've been "Cybering", i have never done that!


No biggie! I wasn't offended. FWIW I have for many years been involved on a board that's for basketball and am the ONLY active woman... they never forget that.
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/05 16:29:54 (permalink)
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Ceci, I bought a bag of 6 cinnamon-sugar cider donuts from Rice Fruit Farm in Wilbraham today -- still delicious as usual. They also had pumpkin donuts, and it seemed like the bakers made a boo-boo (in my favor) with the first beauty I chose: the cake was marbled with pumpkin batter but clearly a regular cider donut, and I didn't realize this until I was halfway through. I ate two more but couldn't find another "fluke"...


Have you tried Applebrook Farm in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor? Their Cider donuts on the week end are great! Their web site is http://www.applebrookfarm.com/index.htm

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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/05 19:22:16 (permalink)
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The only place I have encountered apple cider donuts is at the Julian Pie Company. Picking up donuts and a bag of apple memories (basically cinnamon sugar on pie dough, cut in shapes) is now a required stop when we make the trip to Santa Ysabel to get pies there and bread from Dudley's.

http://www.julianpie.com/index.html

http://www.dudleysbakery.com/

(By the way, all wildfire evacuation orders have been lifted as of today, so come on out to San Diego's backcountry and help them recover from being shut down for a week.)



Anyone know how Julien and the apples made out in the fires?---i know that there was definatly a fire up there but dont know what burned---hope all is well.
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/05 19:44:27 (permalink)
Tiki,
I'm pretty sure Julian remained unscathed this time. They were in the evacuation zone though. Dudley's Bakery reports only minor wind and sand damage. They reopend on 10/27 after completing those repairs.
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/06 10:24:30 (permalink)
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Tiki,
I'm pretty sure Julian remained unscathed this time. They were in the evacuation zone though. Dudley's Bakery reports only minor wind and sand damage. They reopend on 10/27 after completing those repairs.



Glad to hear it!! I lived --or should i say "existed"--in La Jolla when my wife went to grad school at UCSD and was NOT enamored with the city ---BUT LOVED to run up to Julian!!! My son and i camped in the hills around there quite a bit and always stopped by the bakery on the way in and for pie on the way out!
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/18 21:06:58 (permalink)
I visited Russell Orchards today... had a fresh off the donut machine cider donut... YUM! Russell's cider donuts are lovely and moist and not too cakey and they have this bit of tingly-crispy-ness almost on the outside, from the oil I suspect. I couldn't wait for a photo (camera in car) to take a couple bites - after all it was hot!!! (Yummy hot cider too & a half gallon to take home.)

Here's my goods out in front of the barn (retail area).


It occurs to me I can't compare with Cold Hollow Cider Mill because I never stopped there (isn't it touristy?)... in fact I have very few other cider donut experiences for comparison! LOL!
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/20 15:19:08 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Big Frank
I always enjoyed the Apple Cider donuts from Delicious Orchards.

Me too ! lol
In the clear plasticbag.

To all of the "Atkins Farms" ciderdoughnut fans -- here's thier website > http://www.atkinsfarms.com/bakery.html


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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/11/29 11:00:05 (permalink)
Thanks to Waltpiii above, I've found my new favorite cider donut at Applebrook Farms in Broad Brook, CT. It is simply and utterly amazing. They do not make the donuts there (because of state law forbidding that size of kitchen), but they give the ingredients to Donut Dip in Springfield, MA and then pick them up fresh on the weekends. I made a stop at the Donut Dip in East Longmeadow, MA yesterday and will be reviewing it for the site asap. I got a dozen assorted, including two cider donuts -- and they are indeed the same. I actually like the taste of them in the Applebrook parking lot best, though...the ambiance, ya know.
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/12/05 20:13:07 (permalink)
I have to agree with Frank...

"...Saunderskill Farms in Accord NY. great baked goods all around there, nice produce and cheeses too. perfect autumn foodstuffs are cider donuts. www.saunderskill.com "

I am now in Ecuador in South America and was pining for Saunderskill cider doughnuts which drove me online to see if I could figure out how to make my own and came across this forum. Haven't had one in over 5 years now, but can't forget them.
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/12/05 20:31:09 (permalink)
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Thanks to Waltpiii above, I've found my new favorite cider donut at Applebrook Farms in Broad Brook, CT. It is simply and utterly amazing. They do not make the donuts there (because of state law forbidding that size of kitchen), but they give the ingredients to Donut Dip in Springfield, MA and then pick them up fresh on the weekends. I made a stop at the Donut Dip in East Longmeadow, MA yesterday and will be reviewing it for the site asap. I got a dozen assorted, including two cider donuts -- and they are indeed the same. I actually like the taste of them in the Applebrook parking lot best, though...the ambiance, ya know.


Donut Dip is quite good and makes visiting my in laws in Springfield almost bearable. (just kidding...they are great people!)

I recently stopped at Neil's in Wallingford, CT for the first time and had the best Cider Donut I ever had. Not sure if they have them all year...but WOW! it was outstanding.

http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=5250&RefID=643
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/12/05 21:04:11 (permalink)
I am so lucky. I can buy Cold Hollow Cider in our supermarket here in Burlington, VT. But it is sure worth the half hour drive to get the donuts. Somehow we always find ourselves at the Ben and Jerry's plant ( 10 minutes away) as well! Hey maybe I ought to suggest they try a new flavor ! Cider Donut Ice Cream !

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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/12/05 21:17:13 (permalink)
Mark I can only hope that you are not joking and do plan to exhort Messrs. Ben and Jerry to provide the populace with that flavor. I can see the side of the carton right not: apple cider ice cream with chunks of apple and pieces of cider donuts.

I'm going to go lay down with a cool cloth over my eyes.
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/12/06 07:06:28 (permalink)
Well, as a NJ-er, I expected to see Delicious Orchards noted, but, for me (with a touch of demophobia), I prefer the much more downscale pair of orchards outside of Freehold (west of town, on old Route 33 [Business]) - Wemrock Orchards and Battleview Orchards. (More or less cross-road rivals, a result of a family feud of sorts, IIRC).

Easy parking, quick in-and-out, no "amusement park" sized crowds, or long treks through the Mercedes and Lexus filled parking lot to get in. (Oh, yeah, and on my way home <g>).

I was a bit shocked at my first re-visit to Delicious back in the 90's after not having been there since the late 1970's- Battleground and Wemrock still have a "local" and true "retro" feel, as if time (like Route 33) have somewhat passed them by...

http://www.battlevieworchards.com/

http://www.wemrockorchard.com/home.htm

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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2007/12/14 11:48:30 (permalink)
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Well, as a NJ-er, I expected to see Delicious Orchards noted, but, for me (with a touch of demophobia), I prefer the much more downscale pair of orchards outside of Freehold (west of town, on old Route 33 [Business]) - Wemrock Orchards and Battleview Orchards. (More or less cross-road rivals, a result of a family feud of sorts, IIRC).

Easy parking, quick in-and-out, no "amusement park" sized crowds, or long treks through the Mercedes and Lexus filled parking lot to get in. (Oh, yeah, and on my way home <g>).

I was a bit shocked at my first re-visit to Delicious back in the 90's after not having been there since the late 1970's- Battleground and Wemrock still have a "local" and true "retro" feel, as if time (like Route 33) have somewhat passed them by...

http://www.battlevieworchards.com/

http://www.wemrockorchard.com/home.htm




I grew up in Monmouth Cnty, NJ and going to Delicious Orchards was something we did all the time. Since it has become a huge tourist place it is a zoo, but I have to say the quality is still there. The Cide donuts are still awesome, along with the pies and cheeses. I remember when they would give away the donuts and cider while you shopped. I would still go, but not on the weekend when most of the licence plates are from out of state. The other two Orchards mentioned are both really goos also, especially for pies and crumb cakes.

There used to be a place called Scumpy's in Somerset Cnty that we would also go to but I don't know if they are still open.
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Re:Apple Cider Donuts 2011/02/23 20:58:09 (permalink)
I stopped at Donut Dip in West Springfield, MA this morning for my apple cider donut fix.  The apple cider donuts were mighty fine.  But while I was there, I heard a cheese danish call my name.  It was the best cheese danish that I have ever had.  The next time I will try for photos.
 
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Re:Apple Cider Donuts 2011/02/23 22:21:06 (permalink)
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I stopped at Donut Dip in West Springfield, MA this morning for my apple cider donut fix.  The apple cider donuts were mighty fine.  But while I was there, I heard a cheese danish call my name.  It was the best cheese danish that I have ever had.

Walt, you got that right.  You know there's a Donut Dip closer to you in East Longmeadow, easy in, easy out.  Gotta love those folks from Broad Brook Farm!    Chris
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Re:Apple Cider Donuts 2011/02/23 22:34:20 (permalink)
waltpiii

I stopped at Donut Dip in West Springfield, MA this morning for my apple cider donut fix.  The apple cider donuts were mighty fine.  But while I was there, I heard a cheese danish call my name.  It was the best cheese danish that I have ever had.  The next time I will try for photos.

Walt

 Cheese danish you say?? I will have to get past the cider and buttermilk donuts and try a danish. My wife is up there this week visiting family...I'll have to have her bring me a care package!
 
Thanks for the tip!
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2011/03/06 16:00:45 (permalink)
Orondo Cider Works north of Wenatchee, WA makes wonderful cider donuts.
 
I'm kind of glad they're not closer, it's about a 40  minute drive from me.
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2011/03/07 15:06:02 (permalink)
I can't wait til Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville reopens April 15.  They have the best cider donuts I have ever tasted - much lighter than most I have tried, and they come hot out of the oven. 
 
Cold they are very good but warm they are delectable. 
 
I was able to freeze some I took home, and heated them in the oven on low heat for 10-15 minutes , wrapped in foil.  They were nearly as good as fresh that way.
 
http://cartermountainorchard.com/
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RE: Apple Cider Donuts 2011/03/07 15:33:45 (permalink)
hmmmm, I think I know what food I will dream of tonight! I love apple cider, i like donuts, apple cider donuts? PERFECT!
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Re:Apple Cider Donuts 2011/03/07 16:47:24 (permalink)
Yes, I know that East Longmeadow is closer but I had to be in West Springfield to have my car serviced.
 
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Re:Apple Cider Donuts 2011/04/30 20:51:55 (permalink)
We have apple cider doughnuts here in the Midwest too. The best I've ever had are from Edwards Apple Orchard near Poplar Grove, IL where I grew up. They roll them in sugar and when you can get them warm with a glass of cider they are just divine... I can't wait until fall so I can go out and get some!
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