With all of the delicious food at parties this holiday season, saving room for dessert may be easier said than done. That’s where mini desserts come in. They’re just the thing you need at this time of year. You can pop one of these in your mouth to satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing yourself further into a food coma.
This recipe for mini French silk pies comes from Pillsbury and is almost as easy to make as it is to eat. So, if you’re looking for a quick dessert that your guests are sure to love, try preparing these sometime during the holiday season.
You’ll need a can of Pillsbury crescent rolls, milk, whipped topping, some chocolate chips or chocolate shavings to cover each mini morsel with and, of course, chocolate instant pudding mix.
Once you’ve gathered these ingredients, slice the crescent dough into tiny squares. Then place them in a muffin tin and bake them until they’re nice and crispy. It should only take six to eight minutes.
The dessert shouldn’t need to be in the oven any longer than that. Now that the crescent rolls have baked to form cute little cups, you’ll fill each dessert with the chocolate mixture you whipped up. Finally, top each with whipped cream and more chocolate.
Pillsbury has a handy little YouTube video to show you how it’s done:
Once you’ve topped them with the chocolate of your choice, the dessert will be ready to serve to your guests and should look like this:
Your guests will gobble up these tiny, adorable treats before you know it!
If you’d prefer to make at least some of the components of your desserts from scratch, you can follow this recipe from House of Yumm. It walks you through how to make the filling and whipped topping on your own instead of using store-bought whipped cream.
House of Yumm also recommends using a cookie cutter to create these fancy little cups, so they’ll be both pretty and delicious.
Both of these recipes call for making mini pies using a muffin tin, and that’s a great option. But if all of your muffin tins are already in use — or if you just want to make even smaller pies — you can try this trick of using an ice tray and pie dough to make pretty much any kind of pie you or your guests could want.
A video from the Twisted YouTube channel will give you an idea of how you could be using an ice tray to make a yummy dessert:
May the mini-pie eating begin! ‘Tis the season, after all.