#RieslingtoFeast and Sara Lee Desserts for a Perfectly Paired Holiday Treat!


With the holiday feast I’m making this year, comes wine. Look, I’m all about a beautiful dinner, but when it comes to dessert, let’s just get it over with, okay? With a little help from Sara Lee, the iconic holiday dessert brand and Pacific Rim Riesling wines from Washington State, I’ll have a holiday dessert that will be memorable, delicious and easy on my part!

To pair with the Riesling, I’m going to make the Salted Caramel “Turtle” Pumpkin Pie. It’s an easy recipe and will be a hit with my husband!

Salted Caramel “Turtle” Pumpkin Pie
*recipe courtesy of Pacific Rim and Sara Lee*


1 Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie, baked and chilled
1 container caramel ice cream topping
½ cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 container of hot fudge ice cream topping


Bake Sara Lee Pumpkin Pie as instructed. Sprinkle pecans on pie. Stir salt into caramel sauce and drizzle over pie. Warm hot fudge and drizzle over pie. Chill pie until chocolate sets. Cut and serve. Enjoy!

Pair the Pacific Rim Dry Riesling with a delectable Cranberry Pound Cake Trifle.

Cranberry Pound Trifle
*recipe courtesy of Pacific Rim and Sara Lee*


1 Sara Lee All Butter Pound Cake, diced into ½ inch cubes
1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding, prepared to box instructions
1 can cranberry sauce, removed from can and stirred until smooth

For the whipped cream:
1 ½ cups heavy cream
1 ½ tablespoons powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla


Combine all ingredients for whipped cream and whip until it holds a peak. In a glass bowl, layer cake, pudding, cranberries and whipped cream. Repeat until all ingredients are gone. Note: Try to save enough whipped cream to cover the top of the trifle.

With the Sweet Riesling, how about Cheesecake Truffles? I’m saving this recipe for book club. It sounds super easy and I think everyone will love them!

Cheesecake Truffles
*recipe courtesy of Pacific Rim and Sara Lee*


1 Sara Lee Original Cream Classic Cheesecake, slightly frozen

1 package of microwavable chocolate coating
20 toothpicks


With a spoon, remove filling from cheesecake and form into bite size balls. Place a toothpick into each ball. Freeze formed balls for three hours or until firm. Melt chocolate coating in the microwave as instructed. Using the toothpick, dip the balls in the coating and place on a piece of waxed paper.

Take some help from Sara Lee and Pacific Rim. It’s affordable ingredients found in any grocery store and a perfectly paired wine to complement that dessert. That’s how I like to get a handle on my holidays!

PacificRim Riesling
The Pacific Rim Rieslings retail for $9.99 a bottle – try one of all this holiday season!

Connect with Pacific Rim on Facebook.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on your #RieslingtoFeast!

*Sky received Pacific Rim wine and a Sara Lee coupon to facilitate this post.  All thoughts and opinions are her own.*


About Author

Sky is the mother of two children, ages 16 and 9, and she resides in Nebraska. In addition to being a contributor at Eighty MPH Mom, she has plenty of blogging experience, as the owner and author of Seeryus Mama for over seven years.


  1. These wines are very good. I have had one and I loved the taste. They are made in my home state and a very good price for this great tasting wine.

  2. Washington state Reisling wine is one of my favorites. I’ve never had it from Pacific Rim, though, I’ll have to look for it. And nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee! 🙂

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