Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Dessert Day
Not like we really need an excuse to try a chocolate-peanut butter pretzel layer cake (or any of these six other indulgences).
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An Unexpected Treatment for a Winter Fruit
We're used to seeing cold-weather fruits, such as apples and plums, roasted, baked and simmered. Steaming, though, is an unexpected way to keep the fruit (in this case, pears) intact while still softening and sweetening it. You cook pears in the steam created by boiling spiced apple cider; once they're tender, you reduce the cider and stir in honey for a sweet sauce.
Get the recipe: Steamed Pears with Asian Flavors