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Apple cider donuts?

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So fall really seems like it is getting here, and I'm having my yearly craving for apple cider donuts. If I can get them at a pyo apple place, so much the better, but really I'm in it for the donuts. Where do you all like?

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  1. Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury. Their cider is also excellent and it's PYO....

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    Cider Hill Farm
    45 Fern Ave, Amesbury, MA

    1. Russell Orchards in Ipswich is fantastic. They have PYO apples, delicious cider, and you can round out a 10,000 calorie trip by stopping by one of the nearby fried clam shacks.

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      Russell Orchards
      143 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938

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      1. re: DoubleMan

        Have to second, third, and fourth Russel Orchards. Get 'em fresh and hot out of the frier, and, as a bonus, you're a short drive away from Fried Clam and/or North Shore Roast Beef heaven.

        There is PYO there, and delicious cider (also, a selection of regionally produced fruit wines). If you've got little kids, there are is a nice playground areas and farmyard animals to visit.

        1. re: sablemerle

          And I will fifth, sixth, and seventh it. I eat cider donuts every place I can find them, and Russell Orchards has the best anywhere. There is no competition.

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          Russell Orchards
          143 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938

      2. This isn't an orchard, but the best cider donuts I've ever had were at Island Creek Oyster Bar last fall. They were incredible.

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        Island Creek Oyster Bar
        500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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        1. re: ecwashere7

          With caramel dipping sauce.... They are soooooo good.

        2. I second Cidar Hill but the last few times I had them at Russell Orchards, they seemed underdone.

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          Russell Orchards
          143 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938

          1. My current favorites (better than Russell IMHO, though they are also very good) are the ones at Cider Hill Farm, but it's a long way for me to go for doughnuts. I saw in another post (on my screen, it is actually linked below this post) that Ohlin's Bakery in Belmont has great cider doughnuts in the fall. I'm a fan of their regular doughnuts so I'm looking forward to trying the cider doughnuts. Can anyone report whether they have them yet this year?

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            Ohlin's Bakery
            456 Common St, Belmont, MA 02478

            Cider Hill Farm
            45 Fern Ave, Amesbury, MA

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            1. re: stomachofsteel

              Hubby went this past Saturday morning and brought them back. Almost did not get a chance to have them, as the kids dove for them.

              1. re: Crazy Egg

                Excellent. I know where I'll be Sunday morning.