Short and Sweet: Shot-Glass Parfaits

We downsized our favorite desserts into itty-bitty parfaits. 
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Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Photo By: Charles Masters

Banana Split

Crumbled brownies, diced bananas, hot fudge, rainbow sprinkles, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and a cherry on top

Lemon Meringue Pie

Crushed shortbread cookies, crushed meringue cookies, lemon yogurt, whipped cream and lemon gummy candy

Cherry Cheesecake

Crushed graham crackers, sweetened cream cheese (see below) and cherry gelatin

 

To make the sweetened cream cheese: Mix 4 ounces whipped cream cheese with 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. 

Key Lime Pie

Key lime pudding (see below), crushed chocolate wafers and whipped cream

 

To make the Key lime pudding: Mix 1/3 cup vanilla pudding with 2 tablespoons Key lime juice.

Apple Pie

Sauteed apples (see below), crushed cinnamon cereal and vanilla ice cream

 

To make the sauteed apples: Cook 1 diced apple with 2 tablespoons each butter and sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

Strawberry Shortcake

Crumbled biscuits, macerated strawberries (see below) and whipped cream

 

To make the macerated strawberries: Toss 1/2 cup diced strawberries with 1 tablespoon each sugar and lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. 

Peanut Butter Cup

Peanut cream (see below), crumbled chocolate cake and chopped peanuts

 

To make the peanut cream: Whip 1/4 cup heavy cream with 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter.

Carrot Cake

Crumbled oatmeal cookies, sweet carrots (see below), cream cheese frosting and coconut topping (shredded coconut, chopped pecans and dried pineapple)

 

To make the sweet carrots: Toss shredded carrots with lemon juice, a little pumpkin pie spice and confectioners' sugar. 

Blueberry Crumble

Granola, blueberry yogurt and blueberries

Lemon-Poppy Seed Cake

Crumbled pound cake, lemon-poppy seed sour cream (see below) and lemon zest

 

To make the lemon-poppy seed sour cream: Beat 1/2 cup sour cream with 2 tablespoons each lemon juice and confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon poppy seeds and 1 teaspoon lemon zest.