A trip to a local apple orchard last weekend got me thinking about cider doughnuts. After all, the Cortlands and Macouns are great, but the most immediate pleasure of a day picking apples is a warm cider doughnut and a mug of hot cider. The only thing is, cider doughnuts never seem to taste all that cider-y or apple-y. So when I started looking for a recipe, I was especially intrigued by these baked cider doughnuts from Evan at swEEts by E, packed with cider, chopped apples, and maple syrup (and topped with apple-cider sauce). This weekend, I’m skipping the orchard and making the doughnuts at home.