10 Wine Pairings to Give You to Give You That Hygge Feeling

10 Wine Pairings to Give You to Give You That Hygge Feeling - Baked Brie Bowl

Hygge (pronounced “HOO-guh”) is the Danish concept of cozy surroundings, foods and feelings. Nothing beats comfort food in terms of how cozy it can make you feel. So snuggle up and treat yourself to some me-time with hygge food classics and their perfect wine pairings. Here are our top 10 wine pairings to give you that hygge feeling!

 

Open Faced Danish Sandwiches (Smørrebrød)

Artful and tasty creations built on slices of generously buttered rye

Open Faced Danish Sandwiches (Smørrebrød)

PAIRS WITH: Revel 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of The Inspired Home.

 

Easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin & Apples

Sweet, savory and just the thing to share with friends in cool weather

Easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin & Apples
Servings: 6

PAIRS WITH: Dusk 2016 Pinot Gris

INGREDIENTS: 

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon McCormick® Paprika
1 teaspoon McCormick® Rosemary Leaves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pork tenderloin, about 1 pound
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 medium apples, cored and cut into thin wedges
1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix brown sugar and seasonings in large bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon. Brush pork tenderloin with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture. Place in center of large foil-lined shallow baking pan.

2. Toss apples, onions and remaining 1 tablespoon oil in medium bowl. Add reserved seasoning mixture; toss to coat well. Spread around pork in pan.

3. Roast 25 to 30 minutes or until pork is desired doneness. Slice pork and serve with apples and onions.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

 

Smoked Salmon Frittata

This egg frittata recipe is perfect for having company over for brunch or for a quick weeknight dinner.

Smoked Salmon Frittata
Servings: 6

PAIRS WITH: Homage Cellars Lot Number 22

INGREDIENTS: 

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
12 asparagus spears, ends trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
6 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon McCormick® Dill Weed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground
1 cup coarsely chopped smoked salmon
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oil in large ovenproof nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add onion and asparagus; cook and stir 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low.

2. Beat eggs, milk, dill, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Stir in smoked salmon. Pour into skillet. Cook without stirring 5 minutes or until eggs are set on bottom. Sprinkle with cheese.

3. Broil 4 to 5 minutes until eggs are set and cheese is lightly browned. Sprinkle with additional dill, if desired.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

 

Easy Swedish Meatballs

Tender meatballs and creamy sauce – this will have everyone asking for seconds! 

Easy Swedish Meatballs
Servings: 6

PAIRS WITH: Moderna 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

INGREDIENTS: 

1 package McCormick® Swedish Meatballs Seasoning & Sauce Mix
1/3 cup water
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups milk

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mix Seasoning Mix and water in large bowl. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape into 1 1/2-inch meatballs.

2. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add meatballs; cook 8 minutes or until cooked through, turning frequently. Remove meatballs; drain fat.

3. Stir milk and Sauce Mix into skillet. Stirring frequently, simmer on medium heat until sauce comes to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute or until thickened. Add meatballs to sauce; cook until heated through. Serve over cooked noodles or rice.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

 

Roasted Vegetables

A fragrant bowl of perfectly roasted and seasoned veggies is quick to prepare, healthy and satisfying.

Roasted Vegetables
Servings: 6

PAIRS WITH: Frisch Spring Song Blend

INGREDIENTS: 

1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Salt
1 teaspoon McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Fennel Seed
1 small green bell pepper, cut into chunks
1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges
1 small yellow squash, sliced
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 cup asparagus pieces
1 cup red potato chunks
2 tablespoons oil

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Mix seasonings in small bowl. Toss vegetables and oil in large bowl. Add seasonings; toss to coat well.

2. Spread vegetables in single layer on foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

3. Bake 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

 

Baked Brie Bowl

It’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser. (Sometimes it’s okay to be decadent.)   

Baked Brie Bowl
Servings: 8

PAIRS WITH: Glory Cellars 2015 Chardonnay

INGREDIENTS: 

1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Mustard, Ground
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 loaf round sourdough bread, (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 round (8 ounces) Brie

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix spices and sugar in small bowl. Set aside. Place bread on baking sheet. Cut circle in top of bread and remove bread center to make room for the Brie.

2. Spread butter on bread. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the spice mixture. With knife, make 2-inch cuts at 1-inch intervals around edge of bread. Remove rind from Brie and place in bread. Sprinkle Brie with remaining spice mixture. Replace top of bread.

3. Bake 20 to 30 minutes. To serve, remove bread top and break into bite size pieces. Dip bread pieces in hot Brie.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

 

Cinnamon Rolls

Best served hot from the oven, and you may want to double the recipe.  

Cinnamon Rolls
Servings: 12

PAIRS WITH: le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling Wine

INGREDIENTS: 

CINNAMON ROLLS
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup plus 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon McCormick® Roasted Cinnamon

GLAZE
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 ounces (1/4 package) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon milk

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Cinnamon Rolls, mix flour and baking powder in large bowl. Add milk, 1/4 cup of the melted butter, sour cream and vanilla; mix to form a dough. Roll out dough on lightly-floured work surface to a 15×11-inch rectangle.

2. Mix brown sugar and roasted cinnamon in small bowl. Brush dough with remaining 6 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Roll up rectangle from the long end into a log.

3. Cut log into 12 rolls. Place cut side down in 9-inch round baking pan.

4. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, for the Glaze, mix all ingredients in medium bowl until smooth. Drizzle over warm cinnamon rolls.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.   

 

Apple Tart

It’s rustic-fancy, tastes divine and pulls together quick thanks to puff pastry.

Apple Tart
Servings: 12

PAIRS WITH: Broadmoore Estates Muscat

INGREDIENTS: 

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (1/2 of 17.3 ounce package)
2 apples, such as Granny Smith or Golden Delicious, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Cinnamon, Roasted Saigon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup apple jelly, melted

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place puff pastry on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cut 4 (3/4-inch) strips evenly around the puff pastry with small knife. Place strips on the edges to form a frame. Prick inside of pastry all over with fork.

2. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, toss apples with sugar, cornstarch and roasted cinnamon. Spoon evenly onto puff pastry. Brush apples with butter.

3. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown. Brush melted jelly over apples. Cool on wire rack.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

 

Vanilla Cinnamon Hot Cocoa

What’s more comforting than a hot steamy mug of cocoa? 

Vanilla Cinnamon Hot Cocoa
Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS: 

1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1 pinch McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
1 cup hot chocolate

DIRECTIONS:

1. Stir vanilla and cinnamon into prepared hot chocolate.

2. Top with whipped cream and add a cinnamon stick stirrer, if desired.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

 

Glogg (Mulled Wine)

Liquid hygge, prepared the way the Danes do it.

Glogg (Mulled Wine)

PAIRS WITH: Monarch 2017 Syrah

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of The Drink Blog.

 

Now, get comfy & cozy with a heart-soothing playlist of tunes that pair perfectly with a glass of wine and me-time:

Hygge Dreams Playlist