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Feb 23, 2007 06:34 AM

Apple Fritters?

Has anyone found good apple fritters in the greater Boston area? These are cousins of doughnuts but lumpy, heavy, with real identifiable pieces of apple mixed in and covered in
a heavy sugary glaze. A good apple fritter is very heavy, very unhealthy, and wonderful.

I've come across things called apple fritters in this area, but they are extremely lame--kind of like cinnamon buns with a little bit of tasteless apple sprinkled about.

In California, you can easily find them. Here...not so easily.

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    1. i wonder if verna's would have them?

      1. What about other old-school bakery/coffeshops? Would Mike's Pasteries be a place to look?

        1. How do your versions of apple fritters compare to the ones at Starbuck's? Normally I do not eat their bread products, but their apple fritter is $1.50 so on the quality/quantity/price ratio, it fills a need - it's giant, filling and relatively cheap (to go with my grande soy latte at $3.60 - what a rip but until a non-franchise coffee place opens in Boston, what choice do I have?)

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          1. re: Bob Dobalina

            Now that Starbucks has begun installing ovens in many of their locations, a lot of the food can be dramatically improved by having it heated before eating it. Their apple fritter is a prime example. I had a heated one last week and it was amazing.

          2. Never seen an apple fritter (at least of the kind we're thinking of) in Boston, let alone the east coast.


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            1. re: E Eto

              Seriously? I've definitely had them in Massachusetts (most recently from Atkins farm in Amherst), but I can't think of any place to get a really good one around here.

                1. re: E Eto

                  this photo is similiar to the California fritter. I have had them here on the east coast and as soon as I can remember where, I'll add it to the list.

                  1. re: othervoice

                    I had one of those at Olin's in Belmont, a few years ago.

                    1. re: othervoice

                      I think it was Stop and Shop......It would have been in Westborough.

                    2. re: E Eto

                      Yup, almost exactly like that. I have to say, the one I got from Atkins was not very good. The apple bits were all on the outside and were hard and dried. It was a bit weird. But I'm sure that I've had really good apple fritters in this area, I just wish I could remember where!

                      1. re: E Eto

                        Starbuck's one looks like that - and others I've seen at bakeries in the area.

                      2. re: maillard

                        Yes, you're right, the apple orchards sometimes have them -- Bolton Orchards' are pretty good, but kinda on the small side...

                      3. re: E Eto

                        I grew up in Boston and always remember finding them in Boston.