Desserts

by John Kennedy

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Entertaining with Omaha Steaks Desserts

Desserts always taste better presented in an artful way, and featuring mini desserts at your parties is one of those food trends that simply won’t go away.  Scaled-down desserts allow your guests to sample several items rather than one big dessert.  So, if you’re looking for a new way to present desserts at your next party or family occasion, try serving a variety of desserts from Omaha Steaks  that have been cut down to bite size.  I guarantee your dessert sampler will be the most talked about food of the night and will leave your guests completely satisfied.

Let’s discuss “four of my favorite” desserts that Omaha Steaks offers.  The Caramel Apple Tartlets, Individual Lithuanian Tortes , Chocolate Mousse Torte Squares and the Lemon Tarte.

Dessert sampler

1. Caramel Apple Tartlets

The Caramel Apple Tartlets are freshly peeled apple slices caramelized with butter, and folded into a made-from-scratch pastry, then … are you ready?… topped with a decadent real crème caramel.  Not only are these little “heavens on earth” easy to bake, but their microwavable too.  The tartlets come in a box of 6 and are guaranteed to impress.  A great way to serve these delicious desserts would be to cut them into quarters  to make them bite size.  Try placing toothpicks in them so guests can easily pick them up.  Each tartlet will probably need to cool for about 5 minutes directly out of the oven/microwave before cutting into fourths.  If you don’t like apples, you’re in luck; we also have our triple berry tartlet which is a great replacement.

Caramel Apple Tartlets - New 2

Caramel Apple Tartlets

2. Lithuanian Tortes

The Lithuanian Torte is one of those desserts that you really need to try for yourself.  A small bakery from Omaha  makes these layered buttercream, apricot-filling and butter wafer cakes that are a truly a one-of-a-kind experience, and we’re proud to share them with you. The packaging lets you slide the cakes right out of their container for a stellar presentation that your guests will surely love.  These cakes can be cut into six bite sized wedges and served on a platter.

Lihtuanian Torte

Lithuanian Torte

3. Chocolate Mousse Torte Squares

The Chocolate Mousse Torte Squares can satisfy any chocolate craving.  These tortes are ultra-rich and combine a dense chocolate mousse alternative layered with cocoa-and-rum-kissed chocolate sponge cake, and are then topped with buttercream stripes.  I like to cut these torte’s diagonally while they’re still frozen.  (Warning: these go fast when served on a platter!)

Chocolate Mousse Torte Squares

Chocolate Mousse Torte Squares

4. Lemon Tarts

Last, but certainly not least, we have the world famous Lemon Tart.  This incredible confection has a sweetened shortbread pastry crust with a tart lemon curd filling – dusted with just a touch of powdered sugar on top.  The tarte can easily be cut while frozen into little squares for a divine bite-sized dessert.

lemon tart

Lemon Tart

Thanks for reading about some of my favorite desserts. In the video below, Omaha Steaks Executive Chef Karl Marsh walks you through some simple garnish ideas to really making a lasting impression with the desserts you serve.






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