Thanks to the tireless eating efforts of Serious Eats readers I have discovered a couple of other apple turnovers worth eating.
At Balthazar (80 Spring Street (bet. Broadway and Crosby Sts.), 212-965-1785, the apple turnover is light but still substantial and incredibly buttery. The apple filling is soft but not mushy. The Balthazar apple turnover moves up to No. 2 behind Duane Park Patisserie's in the ELE Turnover Survey.
Down the street at Ceci Cela (179 Duane St. (between Hudson and Greenwich Sts.) 212-274-8447, the apple turnover needs a little more apple filling, though the pastry is mighty fine.
And speaking of Balthazar the bakers there make a mean chocolate cake doughnut made in the same machine the late, great Dreesen's Market.
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