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Autumn in Ann Arbor- Apple Cider Donuts

tokyo Oct 12, 2013 09:51 AM

Who's making apple cider donuts in Ann Arbor & surrounding communities right now? I'll settle for supermarket clamshell packs if I have to, but would so much rather have fresh!

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    charlesbois Oct 13, 2013 06:39 AM

    Just went to Wiards to get some. Not worth it. First of all, they're $5.95 for a half-dozen. I went for the self-serve out of the case instead of the clamshell pack. Tasted like they were made at 6 a.m., and they don't open until 9, and they were put hot into the glass case. So they were a little soggy and not crisp. They weren't bad, just not ideal. Think I'll have better luck at Wasems.

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      charlesbois Oct 20, 2013 07:33 AM

      Went to Wasem's this morning. Jackpot. Ok, they technically do not have cider doughnuts, but they do have apple, as well as pumpkin, blueberry and plain. Each come in plain, cinnamon-sugar, maple glazed and vanilla glazed. They were warm out of the fryer and had the crispy exterior. $8 a dozen. Well worth it. They were pretty busy at 9:45 a.m. It's a real country-type store, not the annoying agri-tainment behemoth Wiard's is.

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        tokyo Oct 22, 2013 03:28 AM

        Oh, this sounds very good!

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      Markcron Oct 13, 2013 05:06 PM

      Spicers in Fenton. Really good and warm!

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        coney with everything Oct 14, 2013 09:18 AM

        ditto to Spicers for consistently good cider and OMG good donuts when they're fresh, and they're so busy that you can be guaranteed they are!.

        The only thing I don't like about them is they've gone full agritainment. I realize it's a survival thing, but I miss the days when it was nothing but a u-pick and a cider mill, with a hay maze and a petting zoo for the kiddies.

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          Markcron Oct 14, 2013 06:18 PM

          Yep, I agree, Spicers has gone way overboard with the kiddy stuff, but my kids did spend an hour playing.
          I've had great luck with apples and peaches picked at Spicers as well.

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        Dblcorona Oct 14, 2013 05:45 AM

        I'm a fan of Erwins in South Lyon. Not far off 96.

        1. tokyo Oct 16, 2013 04:44 PM

          This is great! Now I can go on an apple cider donut tour this weekend! Thanks for the ideas :)

          1. momskitchen Oct 18, 2013 07:28 PM

            Dexter Cider Mill had the best around Ann Arbor....

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              Jim M Oct 19, 2013 10:16 AM

              I checked with them—theirs are not made with cider, although they are very good.

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                tokyo Oct 20, 2013 05:29 AM

                Yeah, their donuts are the reason I posted this question. I had heard they made cider donuts, but, although very good, it wasn't what I was searching for.

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                  momskitchen Oct 21, 2013 11:01 AM

                  Never heard of apple cider donuts until now, so I googled it....I read they don't taste all that apple-y found this recipe that looked good....I might try to make them at home http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/1...

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                    tokyo Oct 22, 2013 03:31 AM

                    Let me know what you charge per dozen! Haha
                    Thanks for sharing that recipe!

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