Pies, spice, and cold weather. Like it or not, the season is upon us for the indulgent fall dishes and beverages that involve pumpkin. Instead of waiting on line at your local coffee shop for an over-seasoned latte, let's give this fun winter squash the respect it deserves with these great food and wine combinations.
Start with this aromatic and rich Ginger-Apple Pumpkin Soup, with spicy and floral flavors balanced with sweet apple. Try it with a crisp and aromatic Italian white wine like pinot grigio or the lesser-known fruilano, equally crisp and floral.
You can’t beat this indulgent Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter with its creamy filling. An oaked chardonnay with its sweet vanilla flavor and full body will complement the herbs, spices, butter, and pumpkin in the dish.
Who needs Thai take out when you can make this flavor packed Spicy Thai-Style Pumpkin and Butternut Ramen full of herbs, earthy mushrooms, and curry spice? Look for something fruity that has some sweetness to offset the heat, like an off-dry riesling.
When you’re craving comfort food, try this Pumpkin & Beef Autumn Stew made in a slow cooker. Look for a wine equally comforting and hearty, like Rhône style wines (syrah and grenache blends) with robust flavors, herbal aromas, and earthiness.
What is your favorite use for pumpkin besides lattes or pies? Let us know below.
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