Doughnuts are all about comfort. I think it’s safe to say that we all keep a special place in our hearts for fried dough — with extra points if it’s still warm and fresh out of the fryer. These cider doughnuts are extra comforting: They’re rich, dense and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. They evoke brisk fall days and remind me of going to the local apple orchard to get cider doughnuts when I was a kid.

Reprinted with permission from The New New England Cookbook