There's still some time in plum season and Pain D'Avingnon's outpost at The Plaza Food Hall is selling an excellent seasonal Plum Chausson ($4). A Chausson is just puff pastry wrapped around a filling—usually, but not always, fruit.
Pain D'Avingnon's puff pastry is a thing of beauty. The outer crust is golden brown and there are tons of crispy, buttery layers inside and nary a hint of dryness. Even the second one I bought at 11 a.m. and waited to eat until 5 p.m. was still good.
There's not that much plum inside—only few millimeters worth—but it's enough for you to taste the essence of fresh plums. The pastry is small to begin with so a little plum goes a long way.
About the author: Native New Yorker Niko Triantafillou is the founder of DessertBuzz.com his photographs of desserts and pastry chefs have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Dessert Professional Magazine. He is an unabashed foodie nerdling. You can follow him on Twitter at @DessertBuzz.