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11/06/2013 09:20 am ET

Candied Ginger Is The Best Way To Kick Up Your Desserts (PHOTOS)

Candied -- or crystallized -- ginger can be a secret weapon in the kitchen. The perfect combination of sweet and spicy, candied ginger can either be bought prepared or made at home. But whether you take the long route or the shortcut (we won't hold it against you), candied ginger is an easy way to kick up any dessert recipe.

We've rounded up 17 cookies, pies, candies and more that take full advantage of candied ginger. You'll see the many ways it pairs perfectly with pumpkin, chocolate, maple, peaches and more -- we promise you'll fall in love with these seasonal flavors.

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