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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: Ngoc Minh Ngo; Styling: Kelly All

Meyer Lemon Upside-Down Cake

Meyer Lemon Upside-Down Cake
Recipe

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

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Dan Goldberg

Apple-Crisp Baked Apples

Apple-Crisp Baked Apples Recipe
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.

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

Pear-Cranberry Crisp

Pear-Cranberry Crisp Recipe
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.

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Poached Pears with Cardamom Cream

Poached Pears with Cardamom Cream Recipe
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.

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Photo: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart 

Port-Glazed Pear Tart with Rosemary-Cornmeal Crust

Port-Glazed Pear Tart with Rosemary-Cornmeal Crust
Recipe

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

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