I was so bummed out to miss last month’s Progressive Eats virtual progressive dinner, but I hope you caught my round-up of everyone else’s goodies. This month I’m back, and I’m really excited to be the host of this month’s Progressive Eats meal. Since the holidays are getting closer and closer every day, I thought we’d all bring you Great Holiday Desserts! There is something for everyone this month from cookies to tarts to cheesecakes. Each of them delicious and each more than worthy of finding a place on your holiday table. So, from our virtual tables to yours, I give you Progressive Eats: Great Holiday Desserts!
I had planned on making small tartlets for Barb’s cocktail party last month, so I’m bringing back my original idea but making it as a tart. Tartlets are perfect for eating out of hand as one mingles at a cocktail party, but I think a full-sized tart is a pretty spectacular presentation for the holidays. The hint of coffee in the filling tones down the often-too-sweet pecan filling and adds a lovely and sophisticated twist to a holiday classic. The shortcrust is sturdy and crumbly and would make fantastic tea cookies should you decide to try that sometime.