With the holidays in full swing, it's officially pie season. While pumpkin will always reign supreme, apple comes in close behind as second best — and this year, pie and prosecco lovers can kick it up a notch with a little bubbly in every bite.
Say hello to the limited-edition Salted Caramel Prosecco Pie, a chic party pastry created by Ruffino Wines and New York City-based Little Pie Company. It’s made with apple, brown sugar, salted caramel and real Ruffino Prosecco with notes of apple and citrus, and it's topped with gold sugar pearls.
Per request, a sample was sent to The Daily Meal, and we eagerly ate it without hesitation. We didn’t really taste the prosecco, but it might’ve been a little overwhelming if the alcohol was too present, so we can’t complain. (Like, rum cakes — no thank you.)
Every other flavor was robust in the best way, the crust was perfectly baked and, perhaps most importantly, the insides were moist and semi-juicy and tasted fresh. We just have one bone to pick, and it’s that sugar pearls — also known as “dragees” — are the absolute worst dessert topping of all time. They compromise the integrity of the whole pie because they’re too hard and nobody wants to break a tooth chowing down on pie.
With that being said, there were no dental disasters in the making of this taste test, and we undoubtedly enjoyed every forkful. If you’re looking to snazz up your dessert spread this holiday season, the Little Pie Company is selling 10-inch prosecco pies for $35 and personal 5-inchers for $9.50. Customers can pick them up at the bakery or have them shipped nationwide now through the end of the year. Hungry for something more traditional? We’ve got the scoop on where to find America’s best apple pies!
Food samples for review were provided by their producers at no cost to the writer.