Fresh Ideas for Gingerbread
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.
Striped Ginger Cookies
This morning variation of an old-time favorite includes fresh ginger and a velvety cream cheese swirl. For an extra pretty touch, top it with poached pears.
Chocolate Gingerbread Drops
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.
Gingerbread Pear Muffins
These moist, cinnamon-spiced muffins make an ideal brunch dessert. Each one is topped with creamy chocolate and a pear slice.
Glazed Gingerbread Cake
Fluted round cakes are a baker's dream -- they're pretty the minute they come out of the pan. Just add a drizzle of icing and a sprinkle of crystallized ginger, and this sweet will sizzle.
The crackly tops and flavor of these moist cupcakes will remind you of gingersnap cookies.
Gingerbread Tree Cookies with Glazed Pears
Pear and ginger are classic partners, and this dessert features a delightful melange of flavors and, textures.
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.
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.
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.