While apple-picking is a beloved Midwest tradition each fall, getting to dig into warm, fresh-from-the-fryer apple cider doughnuts makes a day at the orchard even sweeter. Here are five favorites for apple cider doughnuts in Wisconsin.
Maple Ridge Orchard
Made with fresh cider pressed at the Orchard, Maple Ridge fries up delicious apple cider doughnuts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the season. The warm rings are crafted in small batches so visitors can enjoy them hot, directly from the fryer. PS: You’ll also want to sink your teeth into a hand-dipped caramel apple too. To learn more, visit www.mapleridgeorchard.com.
The Apple Corner Bakery at Sunrise Orchards is known for this sweet, cinnamon-topped treat. Apple cider doughnuts can be purchased by the dozen and can also be bought frozen. And be sure to snack on cranberry walnut oatmeal cookies and hot apple cider while you peruse the well-stocked shop of local goods. To learn more, visit www.sunriseapples.com.
Visit Red Barn Country Store & Bakery at Apple Holler, where you will find apple cider doughnuts, apple pie bread, huge cookies and the famously delicious High-Top apple pies (these babies are loaded with three pounds of fresh apples). The store’s homemade brats and cheese curds are big hits, as well. To learn more, visit www.appleholler.com.
The Apple Hut
The Apple Hut not only offers 17 varieties of apples, but it uses its divine fresh fruit in a selection of decadent baked goods, like pies, bread and, of course, its famous apple cider doughnuts. The pros at The Apple Hut even recommend purchasing its doughnuts and cider in bulk to freeze and warm up in the winter months to keep you warm and toasty. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com.
Oakwood Fruit Farm
Offering up some of the area’s tastiest fresh fruit, Oakwood Fruit Farm has been in operation for more than 100 years and is in its fourth-generation of ownership. Its bakery offers up fresh apple cider doughnuts as well as a variety of turnovers, cookies, take-and-bake pies, cinnamon rolls and much more. And on Saturdays, locals flock to feast on its Carr Valley cheese curds. To learn more, visit www.oakwoodfruitfarm.com.