Perhaps it’s because of the classic gingerbread houses and gingerbread men, but ginger is one of those flavors associated with Christmas and the holiday season. I love baking with the fragrant and peppery sweet spice all fall and winter, so it’s no wonder that these ginger desserts would be perfect at a holiday feast. The ginger stands out as the star in some of these treats, but even when it takes a backseat you’ll get a nice kick of the seasonal favorite.
Looking for more spiced dessert ideas? Check out my list of recipes featuring fall spices.
This poached pear ginger cake is spicy with a kick of freshly grated ginger and tons of warm spice from cloves and cinnamon. It’s by no means an overly sweet cake, which is how I like them. The molasses gives it color and that edge of bitter that I love.Get the recipe
These chocolate-ginger cheesecake bars are a real winner! The rich chocolate ganache mixed with the ginger cheesecake batter sits on top of a dark chocolate and crystallized ginger crust. Marbling the two flavors and cutting them into bars makes them pure fun!Get the recipe
The perfumed sweetness of the pears in this cake meets the warmth of candied ginger and cardamom to create a sophisticated combination that tastes as comforting as Grandma's house feels.Get the recipe
The sweet flavor of sugar plums is a treat all in itself, but I adde a little fresh ginger, orange zest and brown sugar to add some kick to the sweetness.Get the recipe
My favorite biscotti is a wonderful combination of chocolate, candied ginger and grapefruit. This combination balances sweet and sharp flavors that make for the perfect little crunchy bite.Get the recipe
These candied ginger truffles have a sharp and wonderful ginger flavor. Be sure to use high quality dark chocolate to get the balance and taste just right.Get the recipe