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–shop girl, writer, author, and creative business coach. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food–as well as coaching women in food to reach life and business goals. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life, will be published by Roost Books on February 5, 2019.