Category: No-Bake Desserts

Easy Miniature No-Bake Eclair Cups

Miniature no-bake eclair cups

Did you know that Thursday, June 22nd is National Chocolate Eclair Day? It’s true! According to the National Day Calendar, the date is set aside as, “a day for everyone to enjoy a delicious cream-filled pastry that is covered in smooth chocolate.”

Creamy chocolate eclair pastryTraditionally, eclairs are an oblong-shaped dessert made of choux pastry, filled with cream, and topped with frosting. These tasty treats originated in France in the 1800s.

My current favorite traditional eclairs are the eclairs from Mille Feuille Bakery Cafe in New York City. (Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself near their locations in Greenwich Village or on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. And while you’re there, try the raspberry-almond croissant and the chocolate caramel cups, too…)

The word “eclair” comes from the French word for “flash of lighting,” because they’re intended to be eaten “in a flash.” And in that regard, these mini eclair cups definitely fit the bill. They can be eaten in a flash, and are made in a flash, as well. Read More

Miniature Tarts with Raspberries and Cherries

Miniature tarts with raspberries and cherries

Did you know that Tuesday, June 20th is Cherry Tart Day? To celebrate, I decided to create a miniature tarts recipe to utilize the bright, beautiful berries and cherries which are so readily available at the farmer’s market during the warm summer months.

This tart recipe is super simple, with absolutely no baking required (so, no need to turn on the oven on a hot summer afternoon!) Just blend three easy-to-find ingredients (sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla) to create the creamy filling, and top with fresh berries and cherries.

Miniature tarts with raspberries and cherries

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