An “Ugly” Beauty Contest: Which Dessert Is Ugliest?

Behold the apple fritter: deep-fried dough laced with cinnamon-sugar and fresh apples.
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Behold the apple fritter: deep-fried dough laced with cinnamon-sugar and fresh apples. These fritters might not be the most photogenic of desserts but they draw loyal customers to the bakeries and donut shops that make them best, teaching us all not judge a dessert by its cracks and crevices. (The more nooks and crannies there are, the more it can soak up the glaze.)

Food Network Magazine wants to know which fritter you think is the most cosmetically challenged (aka ugly). Vote in our ugly beauty contest, then look for the winner in an upcoming issue of the magazine. Images of each of the contestants are below.

Butter Crust Bakery
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Bridgeport, Mich.

Mr. Bob's Do-Nuts
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Marion, NC
Donut Shoppe
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Jacksonville, Fla.

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