Cinnamon-Apple Baton @ Troubadour Tavern

Price: $3.89

When: March 6, 2016, 1:50 PM

Reservations: n/a

Verdict? Not recommended

In addition to their (wonderful) baked potatoes and (meh) bratwurst, Troubadour Tavern also offers an intriguing dessert option: the Cinnamon-Apple Baton.

It had caught Elaine’s eye on a previous trip, and we’d been encouraged to try it by a Cast Member behind the counter. Sadly, neither of us had the requisite stomach space at that moment, and left promising to try it “some other time.”

(Good news! “Some other time” has finally arrived.)

This is a long, flat, twisted pastry, served in thin wax paper. It’s a walking-and-talking snack, something you can munch on as you stroll the parks.

The concept is simple: start with a long piece of pastry. Layer on some apple filling. Twist the whole thing around itself, bake for a bit, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

While the concept is solid, the execution is lacking. This isn’t very good. The pastry is a bit too doughy, and feels undercooked. The apple flavor is very mild, at best, and the cinnamon flavor is also very faint. The flavors are all here, but they need more volume.

This needs more apple filling, a bit more time in the oven, a flakier crust, and a bit more “oomph” in the seasoning department.

Unfortunately: not recommended.