Mason jars are very handy for carrying salads and meals to go, and desserts work nicely too. This no-bake raspberry tart is simple to make, delicious, and keeps serving sizes reasonable. Although, seconds may be necessary.
For more meals in a jar, also see this hummus recipe.
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Dessert in a Jar
Have you seen all the dessert ideas on Pinterest featuring tiny cakes, parfaits, and puddings in jars? So pretty!
Small, wide-mouth mason jars are perfect for these desserts in individual servings. Once you see the recipe (below), you can come up with your own variations, adding favourite ingredients.
For both taste and aesthetics, the trick is to layer things in contrasting colors and textures, so each layer stands out.
It’s edible art in a jar, really.
This recipe is provided courtesy of Robert Rose Inc. who also provided a review copy of this book.
150 Best Meals in a Jar
by Tanya Linton
Photos: Colin Erricson
The recipes in this book include breakfasts and snacks, soups, rice bowls, hearty meals, fruit and vegetable salads, pasta and noodle salads, grain and legume salads, surf and turf salads, and desserts.
No-Bake Raspberry Tart
This mini version of a simple no-bake tart is easy to take to work as an afternoon snack, but you could also make several portions to serve as individual desserts at a party.
1⁄4 cup graham cracker crumbs (60 mL)
1 tsp melted butter (5 mL)
1 tbsp granulated sugar (15 mL)
1⁄4 cup cream cheese, softened (60 mL)
2 tbsp sour cream (30 mL)
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (15 mL)
1⁄4 cup raspberries (60 mL)
2 tbsp raspberry jam (30 mL)
1. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, cream cheese, sour cream and lemon juice.
3. Press graham cracker mixture firmly into bottom of jar. Layer cream cheese mixture and raspberries on top.
4. Spoon jam into a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave on High for 30 seconds or until runny. Stir jam, then pour over berries. Let cool completely, then seal jar and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, until chilled, or for up to 2 days.
Makes 1 serving
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛