I have yet to master the art of keeping fresh produce in a household of one. Thankfully, there is always baking to the rescue. One particular afternoon, a bowl of shiny, red apples stared at me from the kitchen table, begging to be eaten before they were too far gone. I happened to have enough pie crust dough (thawing in the fridge) for something … even if it was something small.
I was able to bake three (two for me, and one for a close friend) apple galettes, shaped like mini envelopes with cinnamon-dusted fruit bursting from the inside. They may have been tiny, but the taste was mighty. Just one or two bites can show someone, including yourself, a little love and care.
Sometimes, mini is the best size when it comes to desserts. One tiny serving can make the most of a special ingredient, encourage a moment just for you, and create a little food gift love. Here are five recipes to get you on your mini way.
Meyer Lemon Mini Cannoli Cups: This mini take on the classic Italian dessert packs a light, bright flavor in every bite.
Sweet Summer Tartlets: Showcase your favorite fruit on these petite desserts at your next food gathering and have your friends reaching for more.
Moscato Sabayon and Berries: This treat will count as your daily dose of fruit. The wine will be our little secret.
Saffron Panna Cotta with Spiced Pecans: Sometimes all you want is the cream. For those moments, this is the perfect mini dessert.
Rustic Apple Custard Pies with Walnut Crust: Mini jars are already adorable, so wait until you see them filled with apple pie. This recipe is super easy, and the results are irresistible.
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.