Halloween is over, November is here, and that means one thing: we can all start gorging ourselves on pie! This is one of my favorite times of year because pie comes front and center in the dessert world. At other times of the year, most people think of cake, cookies, and ice cream when they want dessert, but in November it. Is. All. Pie. Pumpkin, lemon meringue, coconut cream, pecan, apple, cherry, buttermilk, you can have any flavor you want, any crust you want, and as much of it as you want!
Unless you have been in hiding lately, you have probably heard: It is officially pumpkin spice season. Whether you like pumpkin spice or not, you can’t hide from the ads on tv, the radio, billboards, and anywhere else you might look.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The Sugar Vine is taking the day off to spend with our loved ones, but we wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for your support this year. We wouldn’t be here without you and we are so grateful that you trust us to help you come up with amazing dessert and wine pairings to share with your friends and family. We’ll be back on Monday with another great wine post. Until then, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is all about the pie, am I right? Okay, there’s dinner, too; but really the turkey, ham, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and rolls are really just a means to a sweet and satisfying end: pie. If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a favorite pie that absolutely must be on the table at Thanksgiving. But when you’re busy making all those pies (or thawing them, picking them up from the bakery, or whatever else you need to do it to get them on your table and in your stomach), it’s hard to come up with just the right way to pair them.
Personally, my favorite way to eat cookie butter is by the spoonful, straight out of the jar. Seriously. Give me a jar of crunchy cookie butter for Trader Joe’s and a glass of chardonnay, and I’m a happy camper. Unfortunately, not everyone feels this way and if you’re serving a nice dinner, it’s usually best to not give your guests jars of cookie butter for dessert. The good news is, you can get your cookie butter fix and serve a nice dessert to your loved ones.