Let’s talk Derby party food ~or any party food for that matter. I’ve shared The Best Southern Pimento Cheese, Awesome Jalapeño Cornbread, and the most Amazing Jalapeño Cornbread Salad. All are savory and Southern and crowd`pleasing. It’s time today to go sweet. I love little desserts. Little bites of sweet goodness. These Yummy Raspberry Chocolate Tartlets are the winner for a quick, easy~to~eat treat for company. They are perfect for our Kentucky Derby Party, but they would be a great sweet bite for any party, from a ladies’ tea to a birthday party to an after dinner dessert tray choice.
Yummy Raspberry Chocolate Tartlets are a Derby Hit
I first shared this recipe in February as a Valentine’s Day Dessert. For our Derby party, I wanted the same fresh raspberry taste with the decadent, light chocolate mousse, but something that didn’t require a fork ~ just a pop in the mouth.
In the original recipe, I used 3~inch tart shells. For the Derby Party, I used mini~phyllo or fillo shells, depending on the brand you buy. Several different brands are available. Some are 15~count and some are 12~count, so check when you buy. I always try to have phyllo shells in the freezer for quick appetizers or desserts. You can find these in the refrigerator or freezer section of your gourmet grocery store ~ Central Market or Whole Foods and at the regular grocery during holidays. One of the great things about using phyllo shells in this recipe is that there is no baking ~ just assemble up to an hour before serving and place in the refrigerator. Perfect for a party.
For the chocolate mouse, you’ll need heavy whipping cream and semi~sweet chocolate morsels.
This is my favorite brand of Seedless Raspberry Preserves. You definitely want seedless for this recipe.
Here is the complete how~to and the complete recipe for the Raspberry Chocolate Tartlets.
NOTE: the amount of mousse and the amount of raspberry preserves in the original recipe will fill about 36 ~ 40 of the mini~phyllo shells, so you can easily half the recipe if need be.
ANOTHER NOTE: any extras will keep in the fridge for about 3 days. Then they do start to get a little soggy ~ if they haven’t been eaten by then.
Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.