If you've got serious food lovers on your gift list this year, look no further. These unique, small-batch treats are sure to delight.
Photo: Iain Bagwell
It may sound odd—a pastry baked in a paper bag?—but the presentation turns out to be charming. As for what lies within: an insanely good crust—crisp almost to the point of crunchy, and buttery-rich, with a lovely sugar-crust coating—and a filling of fat, juicy, perfectly tender apple slices bathed in warm (and not-too-strong) spices. A bite with both crust and fruit is pure perfection, bringing crisp and creamy together. ($40/elegantfarmer.com)