Ladies and gentlemen, the holidays are upon us, and that means the desserts are going to be flying. How do you integrate upscale drinking into your after-dinner game? Sure, you can tipple on a glass of hooch and dip your cookies into it… or you can bake the booze right in!
The folks at Italy’s Ruffino offer a unique solution to this puzzle: They have partnered with New York’s Little Pie Company to offer a version of their salted caramel apple pie that is baked with the winery’s own Prosecco (plus tons of caramel sauce and loads of tiny golden sugar balls on top).
Per the press release: “I love that I get to experiment with different ingredients to create something delicious that has never been done,” said Little Pie Company’s creator Arnold Wilkerson. “We had a blast creating the Ruffino Prosecco Pie, from finding the perfect balance between the prosecco, apple and salted caramel to ensure its mouthwatering taste, to decorating the crust. Prosecco and pie are holiday staples, so now you can enjoy them all at once!”
We tasted the full 10-inch pie and while it’s a delightful rendition of apple pie — stuffed with fruit, gooey with caramel sweetness, and those little sugar balls giving it a delightful crunch — I’d be lying if I said I could taste the Prosecco element in the pie. Best perhaps to serve your Prosecco alongside the pie to give it more of a boozy or fizzy punch. Order the 5-inch “personal” pie version ($9.50) or the full 10-inch pie ($35).
Available for a limited time (November 5 to December 31) in store at Little Pie Company (424 W 43rd St.) or online at the link below (ships nationwide).