Pumpkin pie is a respected staple at the Thanksgiving table. The dessert represents tradition and evokes imagery of the harvest and of fall. Its base, pumpkin, is also an ever increasing fixation in the U.S. According to Nielsen, last year sales of pumpkin-flavored products increased by 13.5% – following 2012 when sales increased 12%. The round orange squash is hot and you can now find pumpkin EVERYTHING (i.e., Pumpkin spice e-cigarettes?! No, thanks.).
Stick to the basics of your traditional pumpkin pie, but this holiday season, try introducing a twist. These fun recipes, using Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie, are easy, and best of all have been specially paired with a recommended Riesling wine. Dessert + Wine? Now you have a #RieslingtoFeast.
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This delicious cinnamon topping gives your pumpkin pie that special homemade touch that will leave your friends begging for the recipe.
Move over whipped cream! Sweet and salty with a bit of crunch, this twist on pumpkin pie might become the new contender for your family’s favorite way to serve pumpkin pie.
Looking for a tart and tangy twist to traditional whipped cream? Top your pumpkin pie with this beautiful, creamy topping and enjoy the compliments!
Rebecca fell in love with wine — Castello Banfi Brunello in particular — on a cliché semester abroad in Italy. A Texas native, she has traveled to wine regions throughout France, as well as to Portugal, South Africa, and across the U.S. In addition to earning a BA from Duke University (Go Blue Devils!) and an MBA from Columbia Business School, Rebecca holds an Advanced with Merit certification from the WSET and was a founding contributor of the popular wine industry blog Terroirist.