Dessert to pair with Pedro Ximenez?
I'm hosting a sherry tasting in October. I'd like to serve a dessert with the Pedro Ximenez (not cheese or dried fruit).
Searches have brought up suggestions for chocolate, white chocolate, orange desserts, and crema Catalana (which I don't like). I'd appreciate any thoughts. I also found a few desserts on Epicurious that I'm toying with, and I'd appreciate thoughts on those, also.
-I have actually made this one. I thought it was o.k., but my guests loved it.
Dried fruit desserts, especially. Or a combo of dried and fresh fresh. Panforte, especially, but also other dried fig or other dried fruit cake.
Flavors: Orange peel, candied orange peel, citron. Caramel works especially well also.
I did have some exquisite Burdick handmade chocolates as a gift -- e.g., chocolate with orange, chocolate with cumin and lavender -- and the PX was exquisite with them as well.
Just make sure the dessert is less sweet than the wine.
We had a 1959 Albala PX a couple weeks ago. I paired it with baklava, salted roast cashews, and vanilla ice cream. PX goes fine with vanilla ice cream, seriously! Chowhound had a recipe of the day recently that looks intriguing. I've not tried it yet but it's on the list, especially with some flavored marscopone cheese slathered on.