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.
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.
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.