Holiday Dessert & Wine Pairings {{The Key: Make sure your wine is sweeter than whatever dessert you're having!}}

Wine Pairings for Desserts

Granny Smith Apple and Brown Butter Custard Tart - Kate Neumann often showcases rich, nutty, fragrant browned butter in her desserts. Here, she adds it to a sweet custard loaded with caramelized apples and baked in a buttery tart shell.

Brown-Butter Pecan Pie with Rum and Espresso / Photo by David Cicconi, Food Styling Rhoda Boone

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Brown-Butter Pecan Pie with Rum and Espresso / Photo by David Cicconi, Food Styling Rhoda Boone

Yams with Crispy Skins and Brown-Butter Vinaigrette

Yams with Crispy Skins and Brown-Butter Vinaigrette

Maple Bourbon Brown Butter Peach Pie

Maple Bourbon Brown Butter Peach Pie

Maple Bourbon Brown Butter Peach Pie (Substitute vanilla for the bourbon)

Food Mood

Lattice Pie with Pears and Vanilla Brown Butter

Ingredients
Vegetarian
∙ Serves 8-10
Produce
  • 2/3 cup Golden raisins
  • 4 lbs Pears, ripe
Condiments
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice, fresh
Baking & Spices
  • 2 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 2 Butter pie crust dough, disks
  • 1/2 cup Golden brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla bean
Dairy
  • 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 1 tsp Milk
Frozen
  • 1 Vanilla ice cream
Pear wedges are tossed with brown butter (easily made by melting butter, then keeping it on the heat until golden and nutty) for an especially comforting treat.

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