Some desserts boast one secret ingredient. This pie has three. Jalapeno and ginger flavor heavy cream, which is mixed into melted bittersweet chocolate spiked with cardamom. The result is heady, spicy, and delightful, with a chocolate crust to match.
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If you're sick of lemon pies topped with cloying clouds of meringue, give this pie a try. A layer of dark chocolate ganache lines the crust, topped with a Meyer lemon curd infused with orange zest. It's a beautiful interplay between dark and light, bitter and sweet flavors.
If you've never baked with juniper berries before, now is a perfect time to start. The berries themselves are crusted with sugar and citrus zest, combined with slices of pear macerated in lemon and orange juice. The result is a refreshingly fragrant, citrus-tinged pie.