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Dessert recommendations?

SLOLindsay Feb 16, 2005 05:37 PM

Having dinner with (older) friends on Saturday night, and I wanted to bring something to contribute.
She’s “thinking of making a plum chicken recipe and a pear and pecan topped salad with a champagne vinaigrette.” Also, a cheese course with dessert wine after.
What’s a light dessert or even a starter that might go well with this? Any suggestions?
I'm so excited for this. They have the best cellar of anybody I've ever met.
Lindsay :-)

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    fair maiden Feb 16, 2005 07:17 PM

    I saw this light and lovely looking grapefruit tart on epicurious.


    1. f
      fair maiden Feb 16, 2005 07:45 PM

      biscotti and fruit.

      1. s
        strawberry shortcake Feb 16, 2005 07:55 PM

        Make summer pudding with frozen berries.

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          sbp Feb 16, 2005 09:16 PM

          For a wine dinner, I once made a pear gallette, where the pears were first poached in dessert wine. Then remove pears, reduce liquid to a syrup. Place pears and syrup in gallette dough, bake. I didn't use a recipe for filling, but I can give you more detail if you like.

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            Mariko Feb 16, 2005 09:18 PM

            How about a nice gingerbread cake? There's also this Autumn Trifle with Roasted Pears and Apples with Pumpkin-Caramel Sauce. I made this for a holiday dinner, and it was a big hit. It was way tastier than I ever imagined it could be!

            Have a fun dinner!

            Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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