Fill a hollowed apple with a fragrant mixture of nuts, cinnamon, cardamon, and oats. Try using Pink Lady or Jazz (a popular
new hybrid) apples, which tend to retain their shape and color better during baking. Bake and serve with a scoop of vanilla
ice cream on the side.Recipe: Apple-Crisp Baked Apples
Keep the ingredients for this quick-cooking dish around during the holidays in case you need a dessert to serve unexpected
guests. Top the mix of tart cranberries, sweet pears, and crispy oats with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.Recipe: Pear-Cranberry Crisp
Savor this quintessential holiday dessert of poached pears, flavored with orange juice and vanilla beans. Drizzle a luscious
ice cream sauce on top for extra pizzazz. Recipe: Poached Pears
Warm Oranges in Sake Cream with Sesame Brittle
Pep up orange sections with a sweet and nutty dessert, featuring a sake cream sauce and homemade sesame seed brittle. Our
testers used a mixture of regular and black sesame seeds for bright color contrast.Recipe: Warm Oranges in Sake Cream with Sesame Brittle
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.Recipe: Quince-Apple Crisp
Pomegranate-Cider Baked Apples With Sugared Piecrust Strips
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.Recipe: Gingered Ambrosia
Simmer ripe Bosac pears in vibrant four-ingredient sauce, then add a splash of white rum, which lends an extra hint of sweetness.
Serve with cinnamon sticks for a company-worthy garnish.Recipe: Caramel Pears
Layer oranges, pomegranate seeds, and a zesty spice sauce in a clear bowl for a dessert that's big on presentation and fresh
flavor.Recipe: Sparkling Oranges
A fresh ginger-and-citrus syrup adds the finishing touch to these pastry-wrapped pears.