Holiday Entertaining: Winter Verrine Recipe


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


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!