Wine and Dessert!

You will often find meal plans to help you decide which wines to pair with what meals. Red wine with steak and a chilled Sauvignon Blanc with fish, for example. But what about the all-important dessert course?

Wines pair very well with desserts if you have the right combination. A perfect pairing will enhance the flavours of both the wine and the dessert, when done properly. As a rule of thumb, you want to be pairing wines and desserts with similar flavours.

In this blog post you will find inspiration for different desserts to try that will ‘wow’ guests or make your midweek meal a bit more exciting. As well as which wines to pair them with, of course. Read on for your wine and dessert inspiration…

Apple Pie, Ice Cream and Prosecco
Prosecco pairs well with an apple pie because of it’s high acidity, which goes well with the acidity of the apples.

Here’s the method for apple pie:
• Heat oven to 200C /gas 6. Sift 225g of plain flour into a mixing bowl and add 140g of butter. Using your fingers, mix together until the mixture resembles
• Add 3tbsp of cold water to bind the mixture into a ball. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
• Whilst the pastry is chilling, cut three large cooking apples into even-sized chunks. Put the apples in a pie dish, drizzle over some honey and a pinch of
cinnamon, mixed spice and 2tbsp of water.
• Roll out the pastry until it covers a pie dish. Using your rolling pin, carefully lift the pastry and lay over the top of the pie mixture.
• Make a small cut on the lid of the pastry to allow hot air to escape during cooking and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
• Serve with ice cream and a chilled glass of Freixenet Prosecco. Lovely!

Lemon Meringue Pie and Freixenet Ice Wine
Ice wines are deliciously sweet, so they are paired with lemon as they balance theacidity of the lemon desserts. There is a wealth of decent lemon meringue pie recipes out there, most take around two hours of prep, cooking and cooling time. But if you need something quick and easy towhip out for a weekend treat or perhaps you are hosting a dinner party, shop bought ones do the job just as well.

Add Freixenet Ice poured into a large glass with chunks of ice in it – the best way to enjoy this semi seco Cava.


“A perfect pairing will enhance the flavours of both the wine and the dessert”


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