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Jun 19, 2008 09:08 AM

Dessert hors d'oeuvres

I'm working on a fundraiser right now in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for our local animal shelter. Because of budget considerations, our board members will probably be doing the desserts...all to be bite-sized and passed. It's an elegant party, so I need appropriate items. Any suggestions?

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  1. a nice blue cheese on a cracker drizzled with honey would be a great way to cut the rest of the sweets you're planning on serving

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    1. Small macaroons? They're delicious and not messy to eat. Mini cannoli? Very yummy also and not hard to pass. (Well, hard to pass them on to the next person, lol!)

      1. I like the idea of desserts and Champagne. You can also combine some cheeses with chocolate. champers and elegance to eveything. People can make a variety of tarts. I would suggest that some one coordinates the items, you do not want to end up with 10 people bringing the same thing.

        1. I first made cupcakes for the children at our annual barbecue and then it turned out that all the adults were eating them, so the next year I made more. Since I had to make over 100, I did something that I would never usually do -- I used a mix, but the ones from King Arthur Flour, which are great in a pinch and almost as good as homemade (I said almost.). Mini cupcakes would work really well and are a huge crowd pleaser -- elegant or not. I would also suggest pecan tassies, brownies and any other type of small cookie.

          1. Little shortbread cookies are nice, and you can place them in paper cups (like mini muffin papers) to make them easier to pass.