Every year at Thanksgiving, I am slicing slivers of pie and cutting tiny servings of this and that dessert so at least half of the guests can have a taste of everything rather than one full dessert. I was looking at glassware recently and decided I would do at least some of the desserts in shot glasses and start with mini-portions. I bought some additional shot glasses and have some demitasse spoons.
Not to decide what to make --I may do little tartlets for the pies as well. I haven't decided how far I will take the idea because I always see some new recipes I want to try this time of year and having everyone over is usually the best time to make them. My niece devours pumpkin pie, so I think at least that will have to be done in the usual size. But as for the other ideas....
Chocolate mousse is an obvious and definite choice. I was thinking of pecan pie tartlets, a cranberry something, a pumpkin something and either mini apple pies, apple pie wontons or egg rolls (Gale Gand has an egg roll version, but it calls for frying at the last minute. I may try baking one, but if I have to go to pie dough or puff pastry, it won't have the same feel).
Have any of you tried dessert shots? What worked well in tiny glasses and what was better in the original form? Any other mini dessert ideas for the holidays?