If you have a sweet tooth, it can be difficult to practice the whole "everything in moderation" rule when faced with a giant slice of your favorite cake or pie (or favorite cookies, ice cream, brownies, etc.). Unfortunately, this means some people will skip dessert altogether! Quelle horreur! Sometimes adapting a dessert to make it healthier works, but show me healthy low-fat pie crust that actually tastes like the real thing and I'll give you a prize (and a hug) - sometimes you just can't replicate your favorite dessert in low-fat form. Instead of tempting yourself with a huge slice of cherry pie (or depriving yourself altogether), try the mini dessert bite. Mini pies, mini cupcakes, one-bite desserts - there are so many ways to adapt your favorite dessert into a miniature version of itself. Sure, you still have to show some self control because popping a handful of these little guys would be easy, but for some reason it's satisfying to have your very own little pie or cupcake, and if you use a tiny little plate, it feels like a real, plated dessert. Or maybe you don't give a fig about moderation but you want cute little bites for a party - mini dessert bites work perfectly here. And if your poison is cookies, check out my tips on how to freeze cookie dough, so you only bake a few cookies at a time, and always have the frozen dough on hand. We've rounded up the top 5 mini dessert bites on the web this week - everything's cuter in mini form. And just as yummy.
Blueberry Hand Pie with Spelt Crust from Spinach Tiger
photo from Spinach Tiger