Sweet Desserts & Savory Appetizer Cookbook

Sweet Desserts and Savory Appetizer Cookbook showcases mini appetizers and desserts in an impressive and inviting presentation. The recipes are sure to please every palate. The first section of the cookbook features sweet desserts; mini cakes, cookies, and macarons divided by a colorful photo insert showcasing presentation ideas.The second half of cookbook features savory appetizers; mini bite size tapas, spreads, entertaining tips and suggestions.

Whether creating easy appetizers for light lunch or elegant desserts for a crowd you will want to get your own copy of Sweet Desserts and Savory Appetizer Cookbook! 

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Recipes : Making French Macarons and Easy Peach Apricot Parfaits. Free recipe below.

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Make a Cucumber Wrap Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette for light lunch or serve this appetizer, Ficelle Croustades with pesto and tomato.

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Peach Apricot Parfait Trio

Apricot nectar & halves, sliced cling peaches are blended together with lemon gelatin.  Divided in half and mixed with sour cream and whipped cream makes a cool refreshing dessert.

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: chill time 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 90 minutes
  • Yield: 8-2 ounce servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American



11/4 cups apricot nectar, divided

1-(3 ounce) package lemon flavored gelatin

1-(16 ounce) can unsweetened peach halves, drained

1-(16 ounce) can unsweetened apricot halves, drained

3/4 cup sour cream

2 cups heavy whipped cream, whipped

2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

8 fresh mint leaves for garnish


  1. Microwave 1 cup apricot juice for 3 minutes in microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add gelatin, stir until dissolved, add to remaining 1/4 cup apricot juice in blender.
  3. Add peach and apricot halves. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add sour cream and blend gently.
  5. Spoon into serving dishes, cups or parfaits. Chill for 60 minutes.
  6. Before serving: whip cream with confectioners sugar until soft peaks form. Spoon whipped cream in pastry bag fitted with tip 1 M.  Pipe cream on parfaits garnish with fresh mint leaves. Serve with small cookies- Cream Wafers with lemon curd filling, recipe in cookbook.


  • Serve chilled.
  • Cover with plastic wrap if making early in day for dinner or afternoon.

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Sweets & Savories Cookbook- ISBN # 978-0-9822081-1-3- Self Published

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Edition: Feb 2012
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