Dessert to go with sangria?
I have two friends coming over this week to see my new house. I'm making a red sangria and zucchini/basil fritters, and I need a small dessert to go with it. What sounds good?
A melon, cucumber spear and pineapple platter, served sprinkled with lime and a shaker of soursalt and chile powder to add at will. Easy do-ahead, which means you might could rustle up some churros (or, even easier, quickly deep-fried flour tortillas, cut into triangles before frying, sprinkled with Cinnamon sugar and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.)
pineapple and cucumber don't really mix well with red wine. and the sugars in the melon and pineapple will make the sangria taste like sour candy.
the churros are a good idea or just a plate of nuts and savory biscuits, like taralli. if you're not stuffing the fritters with cheese, you could also put out a little manchego.
Hmmm maybe something chocolate/orange? Chocolate to go with the red wine and orange to reinforce the fruitiness without having another fruit "course" (because I think the sangria is already fruity and your main is also produce-oriented).
Found this previous suggestion:
caramel comes to mind..- alfajores, dulce de leche brownies, coconut ice cream or sorbet, vanilla custard
Because of the citrus in sangria, how about a key lime pie? Maybe one of these others.
Pears braised in wine... maybe even sangria
Lemon bars or tarts