Bring On The Dessert

Bring On The Dessert

With the holidays and National Dessert Day right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to discover a fun new way to enjoy dessert.

Treat yourself and guests to a delicious dessert spread made with a combination of sweet and savory favorites – some of which you may already have in your kitchen!

First on the list of ingredients is our Walkers Luxury Shortbread Cookie Selection. Featuring six varieties of traditional Scottish pure butter cookies, including our delectable Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, practically an instant spread in itself! (Any other box of Walkers will do, too.)

Next, choose the right cheeses and fruits to make your spread. Here are a few tips for getting started:

Choose 2 - 4 of your favorite cheeses that showcase a variety of texture and flavor.

  • A soft cheese (brie), a hard cheese (Parmesan), and a crumbly cheese (bleu cheese) are usually great options.
  • Remember, not everyone loves stinky cheese, so make sure at least one of your options is mild or buttery!

Once you’ve selected your cheeses, arrange them on a board or serving plate of your choice, spreading them throughout the open space to create a nice structure for the remaining ingredients.

Next, add a few sweets that complement one another.

  • Dried apricots, chocolate squares, chocolate-covered almonds, dried mango, and yogurt-covered raisins are all great ideas that bring just the right amount of sweetness to your spread.

Fill in the spaces with an arrangement of fresh fruits. You don’t need too much fruit here, but just the right amount can help balance your sweet and savory flavors.

  • Grapes, slices of apples, pears, oranges, pomegranate arils, persimmon slices, cherries, strawberries, and blueberries are some of our favorites.

Last but not least, add a garnish of your choice like rosemary sprigs, sage leaves, or fresh mint and you’re ready to dig in.

You’ve now created an amazing dessert spread that’s ready to be enjoyed! If you’re looking for a special way to top it off, add mini bowls of condiments like honey, chocolate ganache, and salted caramel sauce for dipping fresh fruit and all the chocolate treats you can imagine.

Now through 10/31 enjoy 20% off for National Dessert Day when you use promo code DESSERT at checkout! 

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Cheese & Fruit Spread 

Dessert Spread 

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