When thinking about desserts for New Year's Eve I immediately thought of shot glass desserts. They are small, easy to pick up, and are just a taste of something sweet. I've had shot glass desserts at Seasons 52 and they were pretty amazing. The two I wanted to make were key lime pie and strawberry shortcake.
The strawberry shortcake was easy to make and was like putting together a mini trifle in a shot glass. It was layers of pound cake, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries. The key lime was a little tougher because I had to make and refrigerate the key lime filling. For the crust I went with a simple graham cracker based crust. Both of these desserts were delicious, perfect sized, and easy to eat! I'd like to try more shot glass desserts in the future.
Strawberry Shortcake Shot Glass Dessert
2 c. diced pound cake
2 c. diced strawberries
2 c. vanilla flavored Cool Whip
1. In the bottom of a shot glass layer 1 teaspoon of pound cake, 1 teaspoon of strawberries, and 1 teaspoon and cool whip. Repeat the layers for a second time.
2. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Key Lime Pie Shot Glass Dessert (adapted from Squidoo)
3 egg yolks
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
½ c. key lime juice
3 T. melted butter, divided
2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 T. sugar
1 c. whipped cream
1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and the egg yolks. Stir constantly until the mixture begins to boil.
2. Remove from heat and whisk in the lime juice and 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Pout into a glass bowl and refrigerate for at least two hours.
3. Meanwhile combine the graham cracker crumbs, remaining butter, and sugar. Pour 1 teaspoon of graham cracker mix in each shot glass. Top with 2 teaspoons of key lime pie filling. Repeat the layers one more time. Top the shot glass dessert with a dollop of whipped cream.
4. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.