Try this quick, elegant dessert paired with Iowa Brianna. Tassel Ridge Iowa Brianna, a sweet white wine with apricot, peach, kiwi, and star fruit on the nose and pear, apple, and apricot on the palate is a perfect pairing for the soft ripened Brie and sliced pears in Baked Brie and Pears.
Tassel Ridge® Baked Brie and Pears
- 2 firm pears
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 8-oz wheel Brie, chilled
- 1 Tbsp pear or apple juice
- 1 Tbsp honey
- ½ tsp fresh thyme, minced
Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice pears into thin wedges. Toss with lemon juice. Set aside. Using a serrated knife, carefully slice papery white rind off top of Brie. Whisk juice, honey, and thyme in small bowl until combined. Drizzle over Brie. Bake for 6 to 7 minutes, until cheese is soft. Serve with sliced pears.
Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Iowa Brianna
Iowa Brianna is a sweet white wine with apricot, peach, kiwi, and star fruit on the nose and pear, apple, and apricot on the palate. The acidity is perfectly balanced with the level of sweetness for a clean, lingering finish. Iowa Brianna pairs well with soft ripened cheese, salads that contain fruit, and aromatic spicy dishes like Thai or Indian cuisine. Serve chilled.