Stunning Winter Fruit Desserts

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Pear-Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Streusel

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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Elegant Citrus Tart

Elegant Citrus Tart
Recipe
Top an orange curd-filled tart with an assortment of brilliantly-colored citrus fruit slices such as orange and grapefruit for an impressive dessert.

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Photo: Christopher Testani; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

Pomegranate-Orange Tart with Pistachio Shortbread Crust

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Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo; Styling: Kelly All

She Lemon Upside-Down Cake

She Lemon Upside-Down Cake
Formula
A polenta cake from pastry chef Hannah Buoye, of A16 Rockridge in Oakland, was your model for this dense, moist delicacy. As the sliced lemons bake under the wedding cake and absorb butter and brown sugar, they take on a marmalade-like quality.

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Dan Goldberg

Apple-Crisp Cooked Apples

Apple-Crisp Baked Pears Recipe
Fill a hollowed apple with a aromatic mixture of nuts, cinnamon, cardamon, and oats. Use Pink Lady or Punk (a popular new hybrid) apples, which tend to retain their form and color better during cooking. Bake and serve with a scoop of vanilla your favorite ice cream on the part.

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Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Design: Melanie J. Clarke

Pear-Cranberry Crisp

Pear-Cranberry Crisp Formula
Keep the ingredients with this quick-cooking dish around throughout the holidays in case you have to have a dessert to function unexpected guests. Top the mix of tart red grapes, sweet pears, and crispy oats with a details of vanilla your favorite ice cream.

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Poached Pears with Cardamom Lotion

Poached Pears with Cardamom Cream Recipe
Savor this quintessential holiday dessert of poached pears flavored with orange juice and vanilla beans. Drizzle a delicious ice cream sauce on the top for extra pizzazz.

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Picture: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

Port-Glazed Pear Sour with Rosemary-Cornmeal Crust

Port-Glazed Pear Tart with Rosemary-Cornmeal Brown crust area
Recipe

The shortbread-like crust stands up well to a luscious ricotta filling that’s topped with pretty port-stained pears. Bigger pear wedges are stunning; you can also reduce the pears into slim slices and arrange spokelike on top. Prepare the crust and pears upward to 1 day forward and refrigerate. Assemble right before serving.

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Warm Oranges in Sake Cream with Sesame Brittle

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James Carrier

Quince-Apple Crisp

Quince-Apple Crisp Recipe
The tart quince, a seasonal fruit available between October and December, tastes like a cross between an apple and a pear. Its firm texture makes it a great addition to this classic six-ingredient apple crisp.

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Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

Apple Pumpkin Galette

Apple Pumpkin Galette Recipe
Basically an open-face pie, this galette is a great dessert for pie-phobes to make because the crust is so easy to handle–you don’t even need a pie pan.

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Jennifer Davick; Mindi Shapiro Levine

Pomegranate-Cider Baked Apples With Sugared Piecrust Strips

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Gingered Ambrosia

Gingered Ambrosia Recipe
Serve a sweet dessert of orange sections and pineapple chunks flavored with bright lime juice, fresh ginger, and slivered mint leaves. A dusting of sweet, flaky coconut adds a delicate boost of texture.

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BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER

Caramel Pears

Caramel Pears Recipe
Simmer ripe Bosac pears in a vibrant four-ingredient sauce, then add a splash of white rum for an extra hint of sweetness. Serve with cinnamon sticks for a company-worthy garnish.

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Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Broiled Grapefruit with Ginger and Maple Cream

Broiled Grapefruit with Ginger and Maple Cream
Recipe
Not overly sweet, this elegant, seasonal dessert is a grapefruit-lover’s delight. To whip the maple-infused cream into fluffy peaks with ease, start with a frozen metal bowl and whisk. Using chilled tools helps the cream to develop and hold body quickly.

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James Carrier

Sparkling Oranges

Sparkling Oranges Recipe
Layer oranges, pomegranate seeds, and a zesty spice sauce in a clear bowl for a dessert that’s big on presentation and fresh flavor.

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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Pear Dumplings

Pear Dumplings
Recipe
A fresh ginger-and-citrus syrup provides the finishing touch to these pastry-wrapped pears.