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Baked Pear with Cinnamon and Ginger

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I never thought a popsicle could warm me up in torrential Texan rain.

But, when I was caught in a storm at SXSW a few weeks ago, a Banana Cinnamon Good Pop actually warmed me up. So, I’ve been feeling some cinnamon love. When I got this recipe from Ruth at v:gourmet, and saw that it requires six ingredients that I almost always have in my pantry - including cinnamon - my love deepened. It’s an elegant dessert that says, “I put some effort into this,” without actually requiring much effort, or ingredients (it needs six), at all. I am making it for my next dinner party. Here’s more from Ruth:

How much do I love this recipe? Let me count the ways. Number one, pear is an awesome, versatile, sweet (local and sustainable) fruit that should feature prominently on everyone’s weekly menu. Number two, I can’t say enough about cinnamon and ginger. We go through pounds of these two queens of the super spices in our tea, in our favourite tofu marinade, in stews and soups, and just about anything and everything. Number three, who can resist the temptation of carmelized organic cane sugar? (Enough said on that one.) And number four, with a dollop of coconut milk ice cream on the side, you get that hot/cold thing I’ve always loved as the ice cream melts into the sugary syrup.

Click here for the full recipe.

What quick, simple desserts do you like to make for friends and family?

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