But, truth be told, desserts that really appeal to me are what I’d call pretty little desserts… as in mini. What’s better than a sweet little nibble that satisfies that sweet tooth, without overindulging.
When Stemilt asked me to deliver something that might be a little twist on a holiday favorite, I immediately thought of Apple Pie A La Mode, a quintessential dessert this time of year. However, in its traditional form (typically a generous slice), it’s always just a bit too much for me after a full meal. I love all the dessert options that say “holiday” out loud and bold… only I love them even more if they can make that statement in just a few bites.
Mini desserts are perfect holiday treats; having all the flavor you crave with little of the guilt or indulgence… a mini splurge.
These Mini Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches are simply your favorite, store-bought vanilla ice cream with a no-fuss crust and a quick stove-top medley of holiday-seasoned apples mixed in… then sandwiched between mini homemade cookies. If you want you can even use your favorite pre-made pie crust and boxed cookies. But don’t cheat on your apple pie “filling.” That’s the sweet secret to these little nibbles and a firm apple, like Stemilt’s Jonagold variety, works beautifully!
Sweet… simple… and small. For recipe details, click over to The Stem.
Disclaimer: While I am being compensated by Stemilt Growers as a guest contributor to The Stem, the views and/or opinions expressed are my own.