Beyond simply being a frugal option, desserts are also fabulous because they just feel special. I mean, we’re not exactly eating chocolate pie ’round here every day. Not that that would be a terrible thing.
Simple and satisfying, these are some of my favorite sweets to make and share.
Sweet Treats for Sharing
Chocolate Pie with Homemade Whipped Cream :: I feel a little bad eating a whole pie by myself/sharing only with Hubs, so I jump on the chance to make this for friends. The crust is a grain-free masterpiece of crumbly, slighty-salty goodness and it complements the creamy chocolate perfectly.
Crème Brûlée :: It’s easier than it sounds and tastes amazing. Plus, with the exception of the sugar (which is actually a minimal amount), it’s a pretty legit “real-food” dish–it’s simply cream, egg yolks, vanilla, and sugar.
Crème Brûlée is sacred in my mind and therefore deserves a post all to itself. My favorite recipe to follow soon.
Chocolate Chip Cookies :: These are some of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had. However, I do tweak the recipe a bit: I use kamut or spelt flour, about half the sucanat the recipe calls for, and coconut oil instead of butter.
I think the secret is the coconut oil. I also use Ghiradelli 60% cacao chips. No, they are not soy-free. But, yes, they are fabulous.
Berries and Cream Mini-Pies :: The only non-chocolate option I could produce for you. Use the crust recipe for this chocolate pie and press the crust into a muffin pan.
Cook at 350° F for about 10 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Allow to cool, then fill with homemade whipped cream and top with berries. Simple, bite-sized, and delicious.
What are some of your favorite desserts to cook for company?