Taking Questions! Question #2

Eating Out

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Welcome to my 2nd post in my Taking Questions series!  Question #2 comes from Evelyn S, who asks:

“Where in NYC can I get THE BEST baked apple dessert (tart, strudel, pie, cobbler, etc)?”

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Well, BEST is definitely a matter of opinion, but my favorite dessert in NYC (besides my apple pie – I make an awesome apple pie, if I do say so myself! 😉 ) is the Chausson Aux Pommes from Balzathar Bakery in Soho.  It literally translates into “Apple Slipper,” and is a French equivalent to the American apple turnover.  The one at Balthazar is especially flaky, buttery and full of apple filling – and if you happen to get one fresh out of the oven, you’ll just melt in euphoria.  Add to that the ambiance of this tiny bakery pick-up locale, and you’ve got yourself a winner.  Pick up a Chausson Aux Pommes from Balzathar Bakery and a hot tea, and stroll leisurely along the hidden streets of Soho.  You can thank me later! 🙂

What is your favorite apple dessert? Any recipes to share?

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11 Comments

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    Amy
    December 15, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Yum i’ve never had the chausson aux pommes at balthazar! a reason to go back 🙂

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    Ghenet
    December 15, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Yum! I love apple desserts so I have to check this place out. 🙂

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    Kim
    December 15, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Yum! My mouth is totally watering for some apple goodness rights about now!

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    Heather
    December 15, 2011 at 11:25 am

    So tasty! I had the best apple cinnamon crepe in Seattle last month.

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    Amanda
    December 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Mmmm apple dessert sounds wonderful right now.

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    Jessica
    December 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    As a pregnant woman, I should really stop reading your blog. I drool over myself every time. That looks delicious!

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    Jill
    December 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Wow, the flakiness of that pastry is amazing.

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    Evelyn S
    December 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Ooooh, looks & sounds so yummy! Will definitely get my ever-expanding butt down there to try the chausson aux pommes! Thanks for the rec!

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    Layla
    December 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I’m not a big apple fan, but that looks quite tasty.

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    honeymyheart
    December 15, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    looks delicious. i hope to find an apple treat to eat for breakfast tomorrow 😉

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    Diana
    December 16, 2011 at 12:32 am

    I love your new series taking questions and I LOVE anything Apple!!! I love warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream, if its on the menu for dessert, Im ordering it! This looks like a fun and interesting apple pie alternative.

    Bloggers ask her anything, she knows food and knows NYC!! 🙂

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