Holiday Entertaining: Winter Verrine Recipe


| 12/18/2013 7:57:00 AM


Tags: Verrine Recipe, Winter Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Holiday Entertaining, Hors D'oeuvres, Victoria Greenstreet,

The snow is falling, the fire is crackling and soon most of us will be entertaining! If you are hosting a party this year or bringing along a dish to share for the holidays, give my Winter Verrine recipe a whirl. Verrines are a French delicacy traditionally layered in a glass, much like a parfait and served as hors d’oeuvres or dessert. They are equally delicious sweet or savory, either way they are a breeze to assemble!

Creating a verrine is a cinch! Firstly, select a serving vessel; it should be glass so that all of your layering efforts will shine. Secondly, pair your favorite ingredients together; ideally seasonal flavor combinations. Next, make sure you have a few different textures; for example, a burst of crunch sets off a mousse-like creaminess. Lastly, make sure to consider color; you may want to add a pop of color at the finish or simply create layers that are complimentary colors.

Verrine Dessert
Victoria's Winter Verrine; Photo By Victoria Greenstreet

Verrines can be as simple or as complex as you care to make them. In many cases the fillings will hold for a few days in the refrigerator, making the actual assembly easy to do the day of the party. So why not whip up a verrine for your holiday entertaining?

In addition to the recipe below here is a list of a few of my favorite winter combinations:

Beet + Orange + Goat Cheese

corriep
12/29/2013 6:48:29 PM

Awesome recipe! Thank you, Victoria, for sharing this beautiful-looking and yummy-sounding treat!





elderberry, echinacea, bee hive

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