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The Best Restaurant Desserts in 2015

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While searching for the nation’s Best New Restaurants, we stumbled upon a few standout dishes worthy of their own awards. In the weeks leading up to the release of the Hot 10 Best New Restaurants of 2015 (hold onto your hats until August 18), we’ll be sharing a few of those highlights.

According to Andrew Knowlton, the best dessert comes in a rocks glass and is filled with whiskey. According to Julia Kramer, if you don’t get dessert, what is the point of having dinner?

In other words, neither of these people can be bought off with a molten-chocolate cake. We asked them to name their favorite sweets that they encountered while researching the Hot 10. In no particular order:

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Photo: Alex Lau
Husk Meringue at Cosme, New York City
The most Instagrammed dessert ever (justifiably).

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Photo: April Dawn Storm
Baked Hawaiian at Liloliho Yacht Club, San Francisco
A fresh take on the cruise ship finale.

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Photo: Andrew Knowlton
Warm Brownie with “Payday” Filling at AL’s Place, San Francisco
Chocolate. Caramel. Peanuts. Duh.

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Photo: courtesy The Progress
Dates à la mode at The Progress, San Francisco
Warm dates stuffed with chocolate and hazelnuts are the new bacon-wrapped dates.

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Photo: courtesy Gjusta
Baklava Croissant at Gjusta, Los Angeles
How has no one thought of this before?

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Photo: courtesy Rose’s Fine Food
Crybabies at Rose’s Fine Food, Detroit
You don’t choose these massive glazed potato doughnuts; they choose you.

See the full list of delectable desserts at Bon Appétit: The Best Restaurant Desserts of 2015

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