Cute Dessert Jars featuring JET-PUFFED and PHILADELPHIA
July 3, 2014
This month I was asked to create a recipe celebrating cheese-filled entertainment recipes for Kraft Recipes and For the Love of Cheese... well, that's the easiest thing I've ever been asked to do since I absolutely love cheese.... all kinds of cheese. From the tangy flavor of Bleu cheese to the creamy sweetness of Brie and even the simple Monterey Jack, I could never get tired of it. I think cheese goes particularly well with bacon (what doesn't?!) There are so many kinds of cheese and even more ways to incorporate it into meals. The possibilities are truly endless!
To get my creative juices flowing and to sweeten this month's Tastemaker's post, Kraft sent me a mini Weber grill and a guitar shaped cheese board. I had many ideas running through my head the moment I saw them. But, you know I am a marshmallow type-of gal and everything I do includes marshmallows one way or another, therefore I came up with a way to marry my love for cheese and marshmallows.... and grilling.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently moved into a new house. Moving is tough but I like to think of it as a kid would: an adventure, an experience and an opportunity to camp indoors. Our backyard is just dirt right now, we have almost no furniture inside and most of our meals consist of easy and quick dishes. I haven't had a chance to make a yummy dessert in a while so I took this opportunity to treat my family.
I put my husband to work right away on the mini grill. I had him grill peach slices just until they were a little black to bring out their caramelized sweetness. While he did that, I had already baked shortcakes in mini mason jars and was letting them cool down to room temp on the counter. Next, I got started on whipping up my favorite fruit dip which I use for everything.
Assembling these cuties was super easy. I simply filled the jars with dip and arranged a few slices of grilled peaches on top. I decorated with twine to finish off. I'm thinking these would be perfect for any time of the year just by changing the fruit on top to whatever is in season. Maybe berries, caramelized apples, kiwi, or even adding pumpkin puree to the dip for a yummy Fall treat (I am definitely trying that this year)! I love that these can also be used as desserts for a party.
Click here for the full recipe: Shortbread Cups topped with Grilled Peaches & Marshmallow Dip.
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