Wine Wednesday: Cranberry Pear Tarts and Vintner’s Reserve Riesling

June 28th, 2017 by Stephanie Michel

Wine Wednesday Dessert Pairing | Wilton Cake Decorating | Cranberry Pear Tarts and Vintner’s Reserve Riesling Welcome to week two of Wine Wednesdays! If you missed our first Wine Wednesdays post, we’ve paired up with Kendall-Jackson Wine for a five-part series that pairs one of their wines with a Wilton dessert recipe.

You’ve made it through Monday and Tuesday and if you are looking for a mid-week treat or for something to make this weekend, look no further than this delicious pairing! This week we have paired Wilton’s Cranberry Pear Tarts and Vintner’s Reserve Riesling. Oh, how I love a good Riesling!


This wine is sweet and fruity with some acidic, floral, and spice notes. We found it complements the Cranberry Pear Tarts beautifully, with the sweetness of the wine bringing out the flavors of the tart. The tartness of the cranberry also blends in with the acidic notes of the wine, while spice notes accent the cinnamon and cardamom in the tarts. This pairing is perfect for a small get together since the recipe makes six individual tarts. The tarts are made in this adorable Silicone Mini Tart Set. The beautiful colors are perfect for summer!

Cranberry Pear Tarts | Wilton Cake Decorating

The recipe can be found here and the wine can be purchased here. Cheers!

Stephanie Michel Stephanie is an Assistant Culinary Specialist in the Wilton Test Kitchen and is a Certified Wilton Method® Instructor. Her love for baking began at an early age and she has enjoyed learning more about baking and cake decorating since she started working at Wilton in 2010. When she is not baking for her friends and family, she spends her free time with her dog, Checkers.

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