The Art of Dessert Shooters
Not be confused with shots or savory shooters served as appetizers these are sweet treats that can be served for dinner or at a cocktail hour. They’re tiny in size, generally 2-5 ounces at most, and just a bite or two so that guests can enjoy 2-3 different desserts instead of one. Shooter glasses come in all shapes – tall and round, short and square, and everything in between. They’re also available in glass or plastic. I recommend glass because they’re better for the environment and they’re sturdier and easier to work with.
Spoons – shooters require small spoons and demitasse spoons or special dessert spoons work best. They appear child-sized but they fit perfectly into the shooter glass. In the last few years Push Pop Containers have grown in popularity, but while they’re cute, they lack the sophistication of the glass shooters. I think we’ll see them relegated to children’s parties soon.
Have you tried making your own shooters? I’ll be making several this year for the holidays and I’ll be sharing them with you. I can’t wait to get the holidays started!
|Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooter Recipe by http://mapetitemaisonverte.com||Pumpkin Pie Mousse Parfaits Recipe by Food TV for AZCentral.com|
|Instant cheesecake pudding and mascarpone cheese layered with gingersnap cookies.||Skip this one if vegetarians are invited! A nice light whipped pumpkin pie with layers of ginger cookies.|
|Pumpkin Pie Shooters with Bourbon-Vanilla Whipped Cream by Tablespoon.com||Pumpkin Pie Shooters With An Oreo Crust by My Name is Snickerdoodle|
|This no-bake dessert is so simple but it looks amazing on your fall dessert table! Canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, heavy cream, bourbon, and graham crackers is all it takes.||This pumpkin shooter version uses OREO cookies for the crust and mixes pudding and pumpkin puree for the filling|
|Mini Pumpkin Pie Shooters with Gingersnap Crust by Sarah’s Cucina Bella for Betty Crocker||Mini Pumpkin Pie Cup with Pie Crust Dippers by Sarah’s Cucina Bella for Pillsbury Pie Crust|
|Crushed ginger snap cookies are what make this no-bake recipe special.||This is for those of you that can’t imagine pumpkin pie without the crust. Bake up shaped pieces of pie dough for the “chip” to this pumpkin pie “dip”|
I recommend these great mini dessert glasses:
- Mini Square 1.75oz Tasting/Sample Glasses 40 Per Pack
- Libbey 3-Ounce Clear Mini Martini Glass, Set of 12
- Libbey Just Desserts Mini Flare Glass with Platter, 18-Piece
- Libbey Just Cocktails 3.75-Ounce Mini Margarita Glass, Clear, 12-Piece
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