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With New York still in the grips of a recession you might be tempted to bring a pack of pink colored Hostess snow balls to your next social event.  Instead, why not jack up the class at your next dinner party by throwing down this deep dish apple pie with streusel topping from the ridiculously high brow Financier Patisserie.  It even comes in a classy green box that looks like it came from an expensive  5th Ave. boutique.

This superb creation is almost like a giant apple pastry rather than a traditional apple pie.  It’s not too sweet and the cinnamon-tinged apple filling was very fresh tasting without being too glutenous.  Everyone at the dinner also agreed that the topping was just right – not so sweet that you feel like you are eating burnt sugar but very crisp and tasty.

Heat it up and serve with some serious vanilla ice cream.  Don’t spoil it by buying some cheap vanilla ice cream either.  Instead – hook your guests up with something special like Tahitian Vanilla Ciao Bella or some 5 boroughs rich white vanilla.   Follow these guidelines and I guarantee you will be invited back soon.

Recommended: Apple deep dish pie, individual pastries
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