A distinctly autumnal treat, cider doughnuts are traditionally made from a batter flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple cider, then fried and dusted with granulated sugar.
When paired with a hot cup of freshly milled apple cider, the combination is a formative sense memory for many – a Hudson Valley childhood distilled in a bite.
From farm stands to supermarkets, there are myriad opportunities for procuring one in a pinch. But, as with all things, some are simply more delicious than others. After sampling an unreasonable number of golden O's around the region, we've deemed those listed below the Top greatest cider doughnuts of the Hudson Valley:
Vera's Marketplace, Cold Spring
Barton Orchards, Poughquag
Minard's Family Farm, Gardiner Meadowbrook Farm Market, Wappingers Falls Davenport Farms, Stone Ridge Dressel Farms, New Paltz Jones' Farm, Cornwall Jenkins-Leuken Orchards, New Paltz Apple Bin, Ulster Park Apple Tree Farm, New Paltz