Pumpkin Blueberry Bread and Reyes 2012 Merlot

Pumpkin Blueberry Bread and Reyes 2012 Merlot

This coming Saturday is my annual vertical Merlot tasting. I have been thinking today about what pairings I will have. Merlot is a medium bodied and low acidity wine that makes it easy to pair with many foods. It does pair well with lighter meats, like chicken and pork. The 2012 estate Merlot is an aromatic wine that has notes of blueberries and cedar. It is crimson in color with scrumptious notes of blueberries and spices. Being a well-balanced wine, its so enjoyable to have a glass by itself.

When I originally…

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Blueberry Reyes Merlot 2010 Bread Pudding

Blueberry Reyes Merlot 2010 Bread Pudding

By Beth Heiserman

This recipe requires three steps: Bread, Custard, and Reyes Merlot Sauce.  You can make the entire recipe from scratch or you can purchase the bread already made.

Ingredients for bread

1 egg

1 Tbsp. butter

3 Tbsp. sugar

1 ½ Tsp. kosher salt

3 cups bread flour

2 ½ Tsp. Bread machine yeast



Ingredients for custard


3 eggs

1/3 cup of sugar

1 ½ cups of non fat milk

½ cup of heavy whipping cream

1 Tbsp. cardamom

1 Tsp. vanilla
2 cups of fresh/dried blueberries (not frozen)




Ingredients for Reyes 2010 Merlot Blueberry sauce


21 Oz. can of blueberry pie filling

2 cups of Reyes…

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