Easy Pie Parfait Shots
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Make entertaining easy with these Pie Parfait Shots. A simple way to serve pies so that your guests can try a little of each.
I love entertaining during the holidays. MG and I host a big holiday dinner for friends and coworkers in December and it is something I look forward to every year. It’s a sit down dinner with 15-25 people and I do all of the cooking. I love the challenge but it means I have to really think about what I’m serving so I can get it all done. I try to keep my dessert recipes simple to make and small, because by that point most people are pretty full but they still want something sweet. This easy Pie Parfait Shooter is the answer! If you need more inspiration, check out the Cooking Up Good website. It has recipes, sweepstakes, loyalty programs, coupons and more! If you’re looking for a new dinner idea or a chance to win some awesome prizes, be sure to check it out!
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These little shots of pie are made with Mrs. Smith’s pies and Cool Whip which means I don’t have to do a lot of baking before the party. All I have to do is pop three pies in the oven and then layer them with Cool Whip in plastic shot glasses.
I found my Mrs. Smith pies and Cool Whip at Walmart in the freezer section and I ordered the plastic shot glasses from Amazon. They were really inexpensive and as a bonus they can go into the trash at the end of the night. Less dishes for me!.
To make the parfaits, cook your Mrs. Smith’s pies (you can do this a day ahead of time) and once they have cooled cut a slice. Scrape the filling to one bowl and put the crust in another. Crumble the crust up with a fork. Fill a pastry bag with Cool Whip. Side note, I always have disposable pastry bags on hand, they are useful for so many things, but if you don’t have one you can use a freezer bag and cut the tip off of one corner. Now you can pipe the Cool Whip into the shot glasses neatly. Layering is easy, a little bit of crust, some filling, pipe in the Cool Whip and repeat. I found that each slice of pie made about 3 parfait shots.
I bought Mrs. Smith’s Cherry Pie, Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie, and I added cinnamon sticks, apples and cherries as a little embellishment to each shot, just to fancy it up.
I’m loving this idea! The dessert table is going to be beautiful and I don’t have to add anything else to my cooking/baking list. I know my guests are going to love it because they’ll get to try a few different pies without over-stuffing themselves.
I’m not gonna lie, I also love that it looks like I put a bunch of work into making a beautiful dessert. Thanks for making me look good Mrs. Smith’s and Cool Whip!
Do you do a lot of entertaining during the holidays? Have any tips to share with us?