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Oct 12, 2013 09:51 AM

Autumn in Ann Arbor- Apple Cider Donuts

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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  1. 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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    1. re: charlesbois

      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.

      1. re: Markcron

        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.

        1. re: coney with everything

          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.

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

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

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

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            1. re: momskitchen

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

              1. re: Jim M

                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.

                1. re: tokyo

                  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

                  1. re: momskitchen

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