A couple of weekends ago on a drive through the more rural parts of Massachusetts, we stopped and picked up a carton of apple cider. Cider is a quintessential beverage in the fall - but many people don't realize that it also doubles as a fantastic ingredient in a lot of recipes, both sweet and savory. Apple Cider Doughnuts

As is often the case, I picked a sweet recipe to showcase this delicious local cider, a twist on a New England Favorite - Apple Cider doughnuts. Typically they're fried and then rolled in cinnamon sugar, but for this recipe I opted to bake them, dip them in glaze, then give them a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar to finish.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

These doughnuts are definitely reminiscent of the fried variety, though they'd a bit lighter and not quite as sugary. The cider glaze helps the cinnamon sugar stick, and adds an extra element of flavor and touch of sweet.

We served the doughnuts on new Alessi Colombina dinnerware sold at Didriks. Paired with the new Chilewich Lounge placemats, and a strong cup of coffee, this is the perfect set-up for your morning table! These doughnuts are definitely best served with a cup of coffee or tea.

We used this recipe from The Tasty Kitchen, and didn't change a thing.