Dessert wine pairing for rich maple flan and pears?
I need help with a dessert wine pairing. What we be great with a rather rich flan (think crème brûlée) flavored with maple and served with glazed pears.
The recipe is from Epicurious, link below.
Thanks in advance.
The colheita port (tawny style of a single vintage) appeals the most to me too. Echoes the maple, sugar-glazed flavors, and has more acidity to cut through the richness of the flan. Had the 1989 Krohns Colheita at a party a couple weekends ago, would be a good choice and isn't that expensive.
Fortunately, several things would work here.
My number one pick would be a PX Sherry...
Second choices would be: a Muscat de Beaume de Venise or a late-harvest riesling
Other decent choices: a sauternes, a liquer muscat, or for a sparkler, a Moscato di Asti.