Fresh Ideas for Gingerbread
This holiday favorite isn't just for gingerbread houses. Every stunning dessert here takes traditional gingerbread desserts to the next level.
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Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread
Serve this gorgeous cake at a holiday open house or winter dinner party. For best results, choose pears that have just begun to ripen.
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Moist gingerbread cake, creamy vanilla ice cream, and fresh pears drizzled with a warm cinnamon sauce make an ultimate comfort dessert. Make it ahead and freeze it overnight.
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Gingerbread Pear Muffins
These moist, cinnamon-spiced muffins make an ideal brunch dessert. Each one is topped with creamy chocolate and a pear slice.
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Gingerbread Tree Cookies with Glazed Pears
Pear and ginger are classic partners, and this dessert features a delightful melange of flavors and, textures.
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A crisp gingerbread crust is topped with a rich cream cheese-based topping. Raspberry preserves add a tart twist. Pear slices make a beautiful (and tasty) garnish.
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Pumpkin adds a fresh twist to classic gingerbread. Top each slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream before serving. Orange peel adds a festive touch.
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Pumpkin Gingerbread Pie
This rich and creamy holiday pie combines two classic favorites -- pumpkin and gingerbread -- and you can make it ahead. Top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream before serving.
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Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Casserole RecipesBeat the chaos of the holidays with a delicious, hearty casserole recipe (or two). Casseroles are easy to make ahead, and you can save the leftovers for dinner the next day. We've picked our favorite cozy casseroles so there's something for everyone, including cheesy pasta bakes, classic tuna casserole, and green bean creations.Begin Slideshow »