Over the past year I've hunted down American desserts, be they retro Betty Crocker-era fare or obscure heritage treats. As someone who takes her sweets very seriously, choosing just 10 picks from a year's worth of desserts was a challenge—I'm a love-the-dessert-you're-with kind of gal—but if I must play favorites, these are them.
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About the author: Alexandra Penfold is mild-mannered children's book editor by day, food ninja by night. Never one to skip dessert she's the Brownie half of Blondie & Brownie and a Midtown Lunch contributor. You can follow her on Twitter at @blondiebrownie.