Gingered Orange Gratin: Grace Parisi mixes cold whipped crème fraîche with candied ginger, then spoons it over warm, sweet orange slices. The combination of flavors, textures and temperatures is magnificent.
Winter calls for sparking cocktails. This season, try a Cava and pomegranate sparkling cocktail. Chef José Andrés recommends cutting pomegranates in half across the middle then hitting them with a spoon to make the seeds “practically pop out.
Strawberries with Buttermilk Ice and Balsamic Vinegar Pastry chef Deanie Fox makes this fluffy granita with buttermilk, which is low in fat, high in calcium and easy to digest. She spoons the creamy, tangy ice over lightly sweetened strawberries, a vita
Eben Freeman's foamy interpretation of eggnog—infused with the sweet, caramelly flavors of sticky toffee pudding, a British favorite—is halfway between a drink and a dessert. "It's thick enough to eat with a spoon," he says. "So was classic eggnog.