Fruity desserts on Long Island: 3 favorites

Bistro 25 chef and co-owner Brian Shuren's blackberry Bistro 25 chef and co-owner Brian Shuren's blackberry lemon tarte Tatin. Photo Credit: Doug Young

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There are those who would argue that nothing beats a piece of fruit or a bowlful of berries at the end of a meal. On the other hand, many an ingenious pastry chef might be able to convince you that gilding the lily isn't such a terrible thing.

Here are some fruit desserts that would add weight to that argument.

CARACARA MEXICAN GRILL

, Farmingdale

The homey skillet apple pie at this Mexican restaurant is topped with vanilla ice cream and the restaurant's own caramel and chocolate sauce. ($7)

BISTRO 25

, Sayville

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At this comfortable bistro, chef and co-owner Brian Shuren's flaky blackberry lemon tarte Tatin puts two types of fruit to irresistible use. ($8)

SACRAMONE'S , East Meadow

This coal-oven pizzeria-ristorante puts its own spin on the traditional banana split with a sundae featuring bananas, ice cream and Tuaca, a citrus-vanilla brandy. ($9.95)

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