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Cider Doughnuts (Pittsburgh Area)

mhoffman Nov 11, 2006 05:35 PM

I grew up in western Massachusetts, and I have fond memories of fall days picking apples in a local orchard (Atkins Farms). What I remember most vividly was dipping a warm-from-the-oven, cakey, sugary cider doughnut into a styrofoam cup of mulled cider. Oh, and then eating it of course!

I have recently discovered that my girlfriend, who grew up in California (where I moved at age 9), has never had a cider donought, let alone dunked one in cider!

Where in western PA can I recreate my childhood memory, and share it with my girlfriend? We live in Pittsburgh, and I'm willing to drive up to an hour.

  1. CindyJ Nov 12, 2006 02:34 PM

    Too bad you're only willing to drive an hour. Here in the southeastern corner of PA you can get those cider donuts you're describing at Northbrook Orchards in Pocopson Township, a few miles west of West Chester. Get 'em while they're hot!

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    1. re: CindyJ
      mhoffman Nov 12, 2006 03:17 PM

      Why, you temptress!

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      FrenchDoll Nov 30, 2006 06:32 PM

      Too bad you are so far away1 Here in Cherry Hill, NJ Springdale Farms has the BEST cider donuts ever!!!

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      1. re: FrenchDoll
        mhoffman Nov 30, 2006 09:33 PM

        My kingdom for a freshly fried one!

      2. yayadave Nov 30, 2006 09:46 PM

        The lack of good do-nut shops in Pittsburgh has puzzled me for years.

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          yammers Nov 30, 2006 11:13 PM

          i grew up in upstate new york apple country. i remember donuts and cider too...esp at the apple orchards. my guess is probably the orchards..like soergels or trax

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            FrenchDoll Dec 1, 2006 12:45 PM

            It's worth a try to see if they ship...

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