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Cinnamon Pear Dumplings with Ginger Tea Syrup


Things got a little out of control in my kitchen today but it really wasn’t all my fault.

I mean, these Cinnamon Pear Dumplings with Ginger Tea Syrup obviously didn’t just bake themselves, but I’d like to state for the record that I was under the influence of a few out of the ordinary factors. First, my boyfriend is out of town for work and I miss him. Second, I saw Eat Pray Love last night and can’t get the napoleon scene out of my head (or the pasta scene or the turkey scene or the pizza scene….) and finally, I’m going to both the ferry building farmer’s market and the San Francisco Street Food Festival tomorrow and am pretty much peeing my pants with excitement.
Never mind. Scratch everything I just said and just make these dumplings. They’re good for your soul and a great way to use up leftover homemade pie dough!
Here’s what you need for success—-and feel free to substitute packaged pie dough from the grocery store if you don’t have a huge hunk of homemade in your freezer
First things first, you want to make your syrup. I’m not quite sure how I came up with the idea of ginger tea syrup, but I was thinking like crazy of a creative and delicious recipe to end the Tazo Tea Cook-Off with because the stakes are high and some might say I have a bit of a competitive edge…..especially when it comes to cooking competitions. Anyways, to make your syrup simply make two cups of ginger tea using two teabags.
Let the tea seep for about five minutes and then remove the teabags and add one cup of sugar to the tea.
I know I forgot to add it in the ingredient list above, but you want to just shake a little ginger powder into the tea after you stir in the sugar. This will just kick it up a notch if you know what I mean.
Now crank the heat and boil the mixture for about five minutes. All the sugar should be dissolved and it should smell like spiced cider (can you tell I’m excited for fall?). Take the pot off the stove and carefully pour the syrup into a glass jar and then cool in the fridge while you prepare the dumplings.
To prepare the filling, chop up two red pears into small dice.
Feel free to snack on pear bits. I did.
Dump the chopped pears into a large bowl and add a quarter cup of sugar, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a big squeeze of lemon juice (sorry, I know this wasn’t in the ingredient list either. I’m slacking on the job)
Give it a big stir and set aside.
Now it’s time to bring out an old friend.
Hello wine, I love you.
If you are using homemade dough get it out and roll it, baby.
Don’t worry, if you’re using pie dough from the store you can still include wine. Just pour yourself a glass and then calmly pull the dough out of the package and proceed with the next step.
Cut squares in the dough that are approximately six inches by six inches…..I didn’t measure, myself, but that sounds about right to me.
It’s so cute!
Fill the square with about a tablespoon of the pear mixture and then dot a wee bit of butter on top.
Now carefully fold up each side and pinch together.
Totally off topic, but why do I insist on paying twenty dollars for a manicure when my hands are either in soap water or dough all day? Probably the same reason I insist on wearing all black whenever I bake.
I don’t know. I just don’t know.
Pinch together the sides of the dumpling so it forms a cute little purse.
Preheat your oven to 425 and spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Continue making dumplings to your heart’s delight and line them all up in the dish.
When you have successfully filled the dish (or run out of dough), pour the syrup over the dumplings and bake for about 35 minutes or until golden. Midway through the cooking process I like to pour on extra syrup…or spoon syrup from the sides of the dish on top of the dumplings so they get all nice and caramely.
And there ya have it!
Cinnamon Pear Dumplings with Ginger Tea Syrup
Makes about five dumplings, depending on the size
2 Tazo Ginger teabags
2 large red pears
1 cup + 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of ground ginger
1 T butter
1/2 lemon, juiced
enough pie dough to make one pie (homemade or storebought)
2 cups water
Make the ginger tea syrup by using two cups of water and two teabags to make a strong pot of tea on the stove. Seep the tea for five minutes, remove the teabags, and then add one cup of sugar and a dash of ginger. Turn the heat on high and boil the mixture for about five minutes. Take off stove and let cool.
Preheat the oven to 425. Chop the pears into small dice and combine with the extra 1/4th cup of sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Toss well and set aside.
Cut six inch squares of pie dough and drop one tablespoon of the pear mixture in each square. Dot with butter and then fold up dough like a purse. Arrange dumplings in a greased casserole dish and pour the syrup over. Bake for about 35 minutes or until golden, basting occasionally with any extra syrup from around the sides of the pan.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
So, new information just got gathered re: the Tazo cooking contest. Basically, we are being judged on the comments received on our recipes. Soooooo if you feel so inclined, you can always say lovely things about my Tazo recipes here, here and here. The grand prize is one thousand dollars at a cooking supply store, so you know I’m all over that like white on rice. Thank you!

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  • Heather
    August 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Looks amazing, I can practicaly smell it through my computer screen!

  • Amber K
    August 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    They look so yummy!! And I never pay attention to what color I’m wearing when I bake, but it will almost always be some sort of dark shade! lol

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    August 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I don’t really like pears, but this looks really good. One of my issues with pears is their “tough-ness.” I assume this makes them loose that tough, grainy texture?

    The syrup is amazing. Love the idea of “ginger tea” syrup.

  • Sana
    August 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I loveee getting manicures but mine NEVER last more than a week πŸ™ grrrrrrrrr!

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate)
    August 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    These are making my mouth water!

  • gigi
    August 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Been reading you daily (and KATH-only two I always read) for a long time-and I LOVE the changes and the cooking school experiences! Keep it coming, you are my first go to blog over coffee in the AM

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman
    August 20, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Oooh with some vanilla bean ice cream…..I can just taste it! I love harvest time of year…..your recipes are really getting me in the mood for fall to arrive.
    I was going to go to the SF street festival tomorrow as well but the girls are going wine tasting instead….oh well:) Have a fun time!

  • Sara @
    August 20, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    What a great way to use tea! I love all of the recipes you’ve been posting lately…keep ’em coming!

  • Sarah Chenault
    August 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    We went to the farmer’s market last weekend. It’s awesome! I’m from Houston, but we just left toured San Fran and the wine country and used your restaurant recommendations everywhere. I really enjoy your blog!

  • Mandy Wood
    August 20, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Those look amazing! I love pear desserts – especially when they are enhanced with caramel and ginger! AND Autumn is my favourite season and it makes me crave spiced fruits, pumpkin things and my favourite Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Tea. The other night my husband and I sat on the balcony after putting the baby to bed and sipped gingerbread tea in the cool evening air. It was perfect. πŸ™‚

    Love your blog!

  • hippierunner
    August 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Ahh! I can’t wait for the Street Food Festival! I hope they have lots of vegetarian options. Anyway, your photo of the diced pears is so pretty!

  • Marisa @ Loser for Life
    August 20, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    The ginger tea simple syrup is a fabulous idea! A great pairing with…er…pears πŸ™‚

  • Janna@Janna's Keeping it Real
    August 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    i am seriously in awe lately. first the pie, now this.

    LOVE the camera strap lady! i noticed it the other day…did you get it from the ETSY shop Tina talked about recently?

    • jenna
      August 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

      Yes! We actually ordered them at the same time from Etsy. I love it!

      • Janna (janna's keeping it real)
        August 20, 2010 at 9:51 pm

        Oh, great!
        I think it would look quite silly on my point and shoot (although don’t think the thought didn’t cross my mind!) but I’ve bookmarked the store for potential DSLR’s that may come into my life.

        • Janna (janna's keeping it real)
          August 21, 2010 at 7:04 am

          Sorry to be a comment whale here….but…I just revisited the shop and they have a point and shoot strap, too! I’m not sure if that’s new, or if I just overlooked it before. Excited is an understatement.

    • Megan
      August 21, 2010 at 12:14 pm

      what’s the name of the etsy shop? love it too!

  • Marissa
    August 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    These look amazing! I would like to leave work now and go home and bake away!

  • The Blue-Eyed Bakers
    August 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Lady you’re a genius! These look divine. Completely and totally divine. And Eat, Pray, Love is totally a catalyst for wanting yummy food. We saw it and of course needed pizza immediately afterwards.

  • Krystina
    August 20, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Those are too freaking cute.

  • Errign
    August 20, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Nom nom nom.

    Those look awesome πŸ™‚ & I love your camera strap!

  • Stacey
    August 20, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Those are so cute and I love anything with tea and pears. I’m loving all these tea recipes since I’m a huge tea fan.

  • Clo
    August 20, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    So I’m a longtime reader and I like your new blog style, but I’m wondering…in your post where you described how the blog was changing, you said you wouldn’t be talking about your workouts anymore. Do you still run at all? Will you ever be doing any more races, bike or otherwise? Or is your blog now strictly food? Just curious since your blog is still called Eat Live ‘Run’…not trying to be judgy or mean, I’m just honestly curious.

  • lori
    August 20, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    your recipes are amazing! you have truly inspired me to get back in my kitchen. I have been using at least one recipe a week and let me tell you they are big hit in my family….the enchiladas last night were great as was the zucchini pizza I made the other day. I am so excited to try this new one….if I can find the tazo tea….anyway, I was wondering if you are going to have a spot on the blog that all these recipes experiments and all will be. I couldn’t find one for the shrimp dish with tomatoes and cream in your recipe list. Just wanted to know if I need to start writing them down myself.
    Thanks so much for the great ideas!

  • Camille
    August 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    These are gorgeous and I want to eat them so badly!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    August 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    i love the way you’ve incorporated the tea into everything for this contest…truly delicious! but honestly…i am so jealous you’re going to that street food festival. i really might pee my pants for you, which sounds weird, but whatever. i can’t wait to see the pictures!

  • Kristy
    August 20, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Oh my!!! That looks so amazingly delicious!!! What a great idea with the tea, never would have thought that!
    Every Friday I make homemade pizza and tonight I made your cheese zucchini pizza tonight, it was delicious! I blogged about it. Thanks for sharing the recipe, we loved it! πŸ™‚
    Have a great weekend and time at the farmers market and food festival, can’t wait to see pics!

  • Monique@She's Going The Distance
    August 20, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Yummy!! That looks so good πŸ™‚

    And I love the new header image! Very cute

  • Teresa
    August 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    OMG You are so amazingly talented !!!
    By the way—-you look good in black!

  • Janelle
    August 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I have to say that I’m loving your blog so much more these days – I LOVE the direction it has taken, thanks!

  • Lauren
    August 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I’m going to the Street Food fair too! I’m so excited.

  • Taylor
    August 20, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I cannot WAIT to try this!! So excited. πŸ™‚

  • Kristen
    August 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    The recipe looks great Jenna! I have never heard of anyone using a ginger tea to make a syrup. That is very creative. Last holiday, I used peppermint tea to make an icing (steeped peppermint tea combined with powdered sugar) that I frosted on to chocolate cookies and then topped with crushed candy canes. I would love to see you incorporate passion fruit tea in to a dessert recipe. Perhaps some kind of parfait or shortcake?

  • Jae
    August 20, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Delicious! Yummmy πŸ™‚ I want some!

  • April
    August 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    They are so pretty!!! YUM!

    August 20, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    You have been inspiring me to bake more! I love cooking way more than baking (I hate to measure) but your baked goods look too good to pass up. Keep up the great work! I love the new format of your blog!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    August 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    The recipe looks delicious and makes me wish I had enough butter in my fridge to cook up some dumplins!!

  • Laura
    August 20, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Let me just say that you are so cool. And creative. And, your blog is by far the best out of the 50+ that I read

  • Susan
    August 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    You crack me up! Love your blog….

  • Angharad
    August 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Yep, if you could just bring me some of that with a glass of wine on the side that would be lovely jubbly. Thanks.

  • Kathryn
    August 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    those look absolutely amazing…idk how you think of these recipes! I’m out of town right now but will definitely be trying these ASAP!

  • Inez
    August 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Your blog is definitely more foodie oriented and much less “this is what i ate today, photos included” oriented. Thank you.

  • Hangry Pants
    August 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Damn that looks good.

    • jenna
      August 20, 2010 at 7:51 pm

      As you were typing that, I was drooling over your pear butter. Hahahaha πŸ˜‰

  • Kim
    August 20, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I love that you are using Kerry Gold Irish Butter, it is so good. You must try Ceylon Cinnamon, I get mine from a local spice shop (Savory Spices) I am in love with this cinnamon. It has such a warm and deep flavor. I am excited for apple picking season so I can make my mom’s apple pie with fresh soles and this cinnamon.

    I have two pears on my counter and now I have to go out and buy this tea so I can make these dumplings or I can make them tonight with the Tazo Chai and then get more pears tomorrow and the Ginger tea too!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    August 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    “Am pretty much peeing my pants with excitement.” Cracked me up. So glad wasn’t sipping tea when read–laptop wd have been sprayed. That desert looks sooo good. Look forward to Sat foodie pix!! Am sure you’ll have an outrageously great time. πŸ™‚

  • tiffany @ lepantry
    August 20, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Ri-dic-u-lous. That looks amazing- and it looks extra amazing as I’m typing this post run!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    August 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I haven’t had a dumpling in a hot minute! A pear dumpling!? Brings me back πŸ™‚

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    August 20, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    “but why do I insist on paying twenty dollars for a manicure when my hands are either in soap water or dough all day? “–I feel the same way and I wear rubber gloves whenever possible. Literally, I would not have skin on my hands left if I didnt wear gloves as much as I can stand it.

    Earlier this week I made a tofu recipe using green tea and ginger as the marinade. It turned out well, but your recipe would win…sweets over tofu any day!

    Have fun in SF tomorrow at the festival!


  • Dawn
    August 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Wow, those look so delish!! I’m going to save this recipe for a crisp September/October day…! YUM!

  • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    August 20, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Oh my, oh my! Never thought of making little fruit pie-ish dumplings! And Ginger Tea Syrup?!!?!?!? Sounds AMAZING. I’m completely in the mood for fall, too, but when am I not?!

  • Bec
    August 20, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    To be honest when you first announced the changes to your blog I was kind of unsure if I would stick around as a reader. I had followed your blog for years and used to be a religious daily reader but had become a now and then reader of recent times. Well let me tell you, I am back! I love the changes you have made! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes and I am excited for your book release (which to be honest prior to the blog change I most likely would not have considered it). Congratulations on finding and reinventing yourself………that is the beauty of your 20’s and I am happy for you that you have discovered that for yourself.

  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    August 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Dang–this looks sensational. I’m imagining this wee dumpling with a little artisanal vanilla bean ice cream. Love the tea spin. Ooohhh!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    August 21, 2010 at 3:04 am

    “but why do I insist on paying twenty dollars for a manicure when my hands are either in soap water or dough all day? “–I feel the same way and I wear rubber gloves whenever possible. Literally, I would not have skin on my hands left if I didnt wear gloves as much as I can stand it.

    Earlier this week I made a tofu recipe using green tea and ginger as the marinade. It turned out well, but your recipe would win…sweets over tofu any day!

    Have fun in SF tomorrow at the festival!


  • Bryt
    August 21, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Lol you’re hilarious, I’ll be stopping by a whole lot more. Love the recipe and the photos too!

  • Lauren
    August 21, 2010 at 3:45 am

    These looks faaaantabulous. So jealous of your Ferry Bldg and Street Food Festival plans! I love SF food culture so much it’s beyond words….

  • Katie
    August 21, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Wow! I love it all. The recipe, the pictures, your manicure and writing style. I can’t wait for Fall too. Feels like it today in Vermont. Such a tease.

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    August 21, 2010 at 4:35 am

    I am not a huge fan of ginger but i love the idea for the recipe with a slightly different flavor profile…

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    August 21, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Oh my. No words. This is perfect for late summer, early fall. They look like little miniature pear pies. πŸ˜€

  • Nelly@CrazySexyFit
    August 21, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Oh, dear gods. My mouth started watering as soon as I saw that post title in my blog list. I have no pears around the house right now, but a total glut of farmer’s market peaches on hand. Hmm…

  • Ananda Rollason
    August 21, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Wow, those look delicous!
    And after reading the recipe, don’t seem too hard to make. I’m cataloging this in my memory for when I have pears on hand.

  • Jillian
    August 21, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Those look delicious! Maybe that can be what I make for Thanksgiving dessert?! What a creative idea with the ginger syrup!

    Maybe you like to wear all black when you cook because it makes you feel like a cooking ninja? I always pretend I’m a ninja when I wear all black… this was a problem when I worked at a portrait studio as a photographer. πŸ™‚

    • jenna
      August 21, 2010 at 6:37 am

      it’s clearly because I am a ninja. yes!

  • Lauren
    August 21, 2010 at 5:50 am

    I have no idea how you do it, but every dessert that comes from your kitchen looks extremely amazing!!

  • Jessica
    August 21, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Holy cow, those look good! I can’t wait to try that!

  • Kelly R
    August 21, 2010 at 6:06 am

    That looks amazing and practically has my mouth watering. This recipe is going into my must make pile.

  • Cole
    August 21, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Yum, those dumplings looks amazing.

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    August 21, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Jenna, you really outdid yourself with this recipe. I’m speechless! Pear+Ginger+Pie Dough=Absolute taste bud bliss.

  • Gretchen
    August 21, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Love the new format of the blog, Jenna! We could also use a little more pie dough in our lives.

  • chiara
    August 21, 2010 at 6:45 am

    this looks so yummy. love the ginger teat syrup idea.

  • chiara
    August 21, 2010 at 6:46 am

    this looks so yummy. love the ginger teat syrup idea.

  • Andi
    August 21, 2010 at 6:56 am

    This looks like a great and creative recipe. I bet, if you wanted to add more ginger flavor, you could include crystallized ginger in the filling. Though it does look mighty tasty as-is.

  • joy
    August 21, 2010 at 7:42 am

    ummm that is a seriously amazing looking dessert

  • Jessica
    August 21, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I think this is my favorite of your 3 tea recipes. It’s so pretty, and you make it sound so easy! I think I’m going to try making this for my friend tonight. She’s coming over for dinner, and she and her man just split. These treats may mend her broken heart!

  • maris
    August 21, 2010 at 7:53 am

    wow this recipe looks delicious.. especially see myself making it this fall!

  • Cara
    August 21, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Very creative looking/sounding dessert. Yum!

  • Edith
    August 21, 2010 at 8:13 am

    These look soooo good! And not too incredibly terribly hard?!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    August 21, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Oh yum! They actually look more challenging to make then I think they would be. Thanks for sharing.

  • andrea @ Food Not Fuss
    August 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Wow Jenna – for this recipe alone I think you should win!! It’s so perfect for this time of year, the transition from summer to fall. I think it’d be a great dessert to serve at a dinner party, since they’re small people could still eat one even if they were stuffed! πŸ˜€ Totally adding this to my ‘to make’ file! πŸ™‚

  • Chelsa
    August 21, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I love this type of post you’ve been doing.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    August 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

    hahaha, I laughed so hard when I saw the picture of your all black ensemble after baking!! I wear black tights pretty much all fall/winter and whenever I bake I get flour all over myself. I seriously dont’ know how I do it because I try to be careful yet still end up looking like I spilled the entire bowl on myself. This recipe looks great (like all of yours) and I cannot wait to try it!! Did I mention how much I am loving this new direction of your blog??? Because I really, really love it πŸ˜€

  • MaryLee
    August 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Absolutely beautiful, I think pears and tazo tea just got added to our weekend grocery list!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    August 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

    My imagination is running wild…….I literally can taste this by looking at the picture. It’s seriously one of the most delicious looking things I’ve seen in a long time!

  • Courtney Craig
    August 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Hmmm….all of these recipes with tea…I may just have to try! These dumplings look mighty enticing! You are just going to LOVE the SF Ferry Building…it’ll be like your heaven. The cheese?! The sausage?! Oh my! Love that place!!!

  • Kristin
    August 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Wow! That sounds delcious and actually not that hard to make! Love the creativity with the tea. Who would have thunk it?!

  • Lola
    August 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

    This is the most mouth watering recipe ive ever seen on your blog!!! reminded me a bit of caramelized bananas with rum πŸ˜› I saw them once on a Gordon Ramsay’s show, but this dumplings look better

  • Bethany
    August 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Your recipes are inspiring. I read them and drool! I cannot wait until I go to culinary school in the near future! Thanks for posting amazing recipes!

  • Liz
    August 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Favorite vendor at the street food fest? The Mexican Chocolate Creme Brulee was pretty damn good although the papusa was a close second. Also, Slanted Door’s steamed buns are to DIE for.

  • mar
    August 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    These look amaazing!! I’m having a bake off at my work this week and I think I may just have to bake these πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    August 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Looks so delicious!! I could go for one right now!!

  • ashley
    August 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    you are a genuis.

    oh my, those look phonomenal! you are quite the baker! come make me dinner, please? πŸ™‚

  • Jessica@tastyandtrim
    August 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Those dumplings look to die for. I adore anything with cinnamon and pear πŸ™‚ I know how you feel about the nails. I don’t see why I spend money getting them done when I ruin them almost instantly!

  • Jennifer Healthy Life Deals
    August 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    That looks amazing! Friends are staying with us next weekend and I am gonna have to make these for them- YUMMMM

  • Shannon
    August 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    If these dumplings smell and taste as good as they look, this is one winning recipe. I’m going to make a version of your peach pie today so maybe I’ll make these with the extra dough. Thanks for all the delicious recipes, Jenna!

  • Sara
    August 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I miss the old format πŸ™ Might take me a little to get used to this!

  • Dee
    August 21, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Oh my gosh. *thud* I die. I absolutely die! Another brilliant recipe from you Jenna! I Ginger Tea Syrup? How can you go wrong?

  • Gree
    August 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Oh my, this looks amazing, you should totally win the Tazo Tea thing because I would throw some elbows to get at these dumplings..

    August 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    oh they look like little apple cinnamon sugar tarts! or at least the way i make them, but dumpling is more fitting πŸ™‚

    and ive been craving cinnamon like crazy lately, especially the ooey gooey cinnamon buns <3

    these are precious! xo

  • Amy
    August 22, 2010 at 5:27 am

    I think I’ll be making a recipe very similar to this now. I hope you win!

  • Izzy
    August 22, 2010 at 7:09 am

    These dumplings looks insanee in the membrane. And they don’t even look that difficult to make, which is always my qualm with homemade fancy-like pastiries like puffs or dumplings. I’m defs making this one, and the Vanillla Rooiboos one!


  • Tracey
    August 22, 2010 at 7:38 am

    My boyfriend would love this recipe – I’m adding it to my “must-make” list! Thank you!

  • jen at chocolateandginger
    August 22, 2010 at 7:38 am

    i’ve been a longtime reader and i wanted to say i love the new direction and format of your blog. everyone changes and i’m glad your blog has evolved with you. You’re a talented writer and I can really feel your passion for food through your posts. Keep those yummy recipes and photos comin.

  • Maria
    August 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Love this dessert! Your photos are great too!!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef
    August 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    love love love it! and i totally feel ya on the eat pray love scenes… yum. πŸ™‚

  • Erin
    August 22, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    looks wonderful! as they all do! your pictures are wonderful these days by the way. πŸ™‚ I need to learn my camera!

  • Seana
    August 22, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I love your anticipation of fall with this recipe – though I wish I could order one up immediately. Thanks for sharing this amazing creation!

  • Orls
    August 23, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Ahhhhh Kerrygold Butter – Pure Irish Butter – LOVE IT!!!
    And slightly jealous that you can get it in CA and I can’t get the unsalted one here.
    You need to check out the ads from Kerrygold on You Tube.
    “Who’s Taking the Horse to France?” All I am saying!

  • Nicole
    August 23, 2010 at 9:27 am

    OMG… I’m totally making that this weekend! I bet it would be awesome with apples too! Can’t wait! By the way…love the new blog style! Keep it up!

  • Lauren @ Running Examiner
    August 23, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I *always* wear black for the most impractical occasions! (And since I have a dog that sheds non-stop, I guess every occasion is an ‘impractical’ one).

    Seriously, the recipe looks awesome. And I approve of your baking attire πŸ™‚ I’d probably wear the same exact thing, myself.

  • Samantha
    August 25, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Hi Jenna! I’m dying to make these because they look absolutely amazing, but I’m struggling to find the Tazo Spicy Ginger tea ANYWHERE. Not even Starbuck carries that flavor. Any suggestions where I can get it? or do you think using the Tazo organic chai with a bit more ginger powder would work? Please let me know!

  • jen
    October 4, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Ok, I don’t really like ginger tea, but I love ginger and that opening photo is heart-stopping. I will most likely have to make these this fall, and I will most likely have to eat them still warm with ice cream melting all over the top. I’m just sayin’… it’s probably gonna be required in order to get my little brain to stop shouting about Pear Dumplings and Ginger Syrup. And I love the new look/feel of the blog. Lots of fun. Thanks for sharing and giving me something to day dream about while I bore my life away in a cubicle all week.

  • Cathy Baxter Peters
    February 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    This recipe looks really yummy. I WILL make this…I was just wondering..hmmmm..what exacty did you do with the wine and at what point did you pour into the recipe or wine glass of your choice…..I loved that little addition and your pictures was fabulous!!! Happy cooking !!

  • Cinnamon Owl
    September 23, 2011 at 11:48 am

    These sound and look amazing! I am going to try my hand at them for book club next month!

  • Carla
    September 24, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I have these in the oven right now for a Church luncheon tomorrow. Here in small town Texas, we didn’t have the Ginger Tea, so I used the Chai Tea and the syrup tastes amazing. There is no way these can be anything but fabulous since the pears were awesome too…even raw. Thanks so much for this wonderful autumn recipe…even if it is still in the upper 90s here.

  • Phillip
    February 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Made this for dessert on St Valentine’s Day… it was easy to make, and a big hit. Thanks!

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    March 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm

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  • Mona
    December 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Just made some right now…. They are deeeeeliciousssss!!
    Mine didbt turn out as pretty as yours though!