Be adventurous and prepare a dessert outside of the usual pumpkin and sweet potato pie fare typically eaten at this time of year. Domaine Chandon recommends the Cranberry Cornmeal Torte along with any of their sparkling wines. Sparkling wine has an amazing ability to enhance a broad range of foods by refreshing and enlivening the palate. Follow this tasty recipe paired with sparkling wine and see how delicious this marriage can be.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen, thawed cranberries
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch springform pan. In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, vanilla and egg; beat until well blended.
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
Stir flour, cornmeal and baking powder into first mixture until well mixed. Spoon into prepared pan. Sprinkle with cranberries and press in lightly.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Place on wire rack to cool completely.
Serve torte with sweetened whipped cream. Makes 10 to 12 servings.