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8 Foolproof Desserts for a Barbecue ... With Drink Pairings!

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What's the sign of a good party? We say: when a table is filled with dessert, and the wine is still flowing.

Here are our 8 favorite classic party desserts for a barbecue -- cakes, cookies, ice cream, and pudding -- with wine pairings provided by Dennis Keohane from invino (check out their offer in the Shop!). Because for us, the arrival of desserts means the party's just getting started.

Fruity & Creamy

James Beard's Strawberry Shortcakes by Genius Recipes

James Beard Strawberry Shortcakes

Lemon-Ricotta Bars by Kukla

Lemon Ricotta Bars

Drink N.V. Albert Bichot Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Reserve, a citrusy wine with fine, even bubbles.


Simple & Light

Tender Yellow Cake by sdebrango

Tender Yellow Cake

Drink 2004 Riefle Grand Cru Steinert Pinot Gris Alsace, a round, savory Pinot Gris.


Creamy & Chocolatey 

Mint Chocolate Harbor Bars by merrill

Mint Chocolate Harbor Bars

Drink 2008 Domaine Frey Clos Saint Sebastien Gewurtztraminer Alsace, a powerful wine with a lychee nose.


Sweet & Classic

Sugar Cookies #2 by mrslarkin

Chewy Sugar Cookies #2

Chocolate Bundt Cake by KelseyTheNaptimeChef

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Drink 2011 Cameron Hughes Lot 311 Moscato d'Asti, an aromatically-intense wine with the a burst of acidity.


Complex & Creamy

Banana Pudding by merrill

Banana Pudding

Two-Tone Fudgicles by merrill

Two-Tone Fudgicles

Drink 2009 Duval & Blanchett 'Les Notes Dorees' Sauternes, a fresh, sweet, fruity wine.

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