The Unexpected, Upside-Down Pie
Pear desserts tend to fly below the radar, but this sweet, lightly spiced tarte tatin (a French upside-down pie) reminds us how delicious they can be. It's easy to make: You sauté sliced pears in butter; sprinkle them with sugar and fresh, grated ginger; then drape a circle of dough over the fruit. Bake, let cool and then (carefully) invert onto a serving dish.
Photo: Ditte Isager