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The best verrine ideas - 7 recipes

A verrine is a French layered dish served in a small glass. Verrines make for perfect individual desserts or savory starters. We have verrine recipes for every kind of party. For a summery feel, go for this shrimp verrine appetizer. If your dinner party is a little fancier, serve this tapenade verrine  as an amuse-bouche in between courses.

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These baked Cheesy Eggplant Hedgehogs are totally adorable, tasty and really easy to make! 



  • 3 large eggplants
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 cup shredded cheese


  1. Mix the olive oil, chopped basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Carefully slice the eggplant on it's side in a cross-hatch pattern, without cutting all the way through.
  3. Lay the eggplants inside an oven-safe baking tray.
  4. Pour the oil mixture over the eggplants, taking care to pour between the slices.
  5. Stuff the gaps in the eggplant with shredded cheese.
  6. Cook in the oven at 355°F for 45 minutes, until the flesh is cooked and the cheese totally melted.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Top rated Verrine recipes


Cut the tender part of the asparagus into pieces, mix them with yogurt and one or two tablespoons of oil to obtain ...

  • For 4/6 glasses
  • Asparagus Mousse:
  • 8 asparagus cooked
  • 1 small container plain yogurt
  • olive oil
  • cardamom flavored vinegar
  • pepper, salt
  • Tapenade:
  • 4-5 oz green olives stuffed with anchovies
  • 1 cup dried tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • Espelette
  • Garnish:
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Olives
  • crackers or breadsticks
4.6/5 (42 Votes)

These sushi cups are utterly perfect for warm-weather entertaining!


1 - Peel the apples, cut into small cubes, put in a pan with a little butter and lemon juice, sugar and caramelize

  • 2 apples
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • sugar
  • lemon
  • butter
  • caramel
4/5 (31 Votes)

Watch the video and get the recipe for these delicious single-serving snacks, here!

Whip the cream, add the sugar at the end and reserve in the fridge

  • 8 oz of ricotta
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 3-4 oz of candied chestnuts
  • 4 tablespoons of chestnut jam
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 pack of meringue cookies
3.4/5 (182 Votes)


Cucumber / Salmon Verrines

  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 slices of smoked salmon
  • 4 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese with herbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chives for decoration (optional)
2.8/5 (112 Votes)

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Put the mascarpone in a bowl

  • half a fresh pineapple
  • half a container mascarpone
  • cottage cheese (10 oz about 1 1/3 cup)
  • some crushed graham crackers
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 knob of salted butter
  • some crushed salted caramels
3.2/5 (68 Votes)


- Finely chop the tomatoes confit, sprinkle them with a drizzle of olive oil and place them in the refrigerator

  • 1 lb fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 lb tomatoes confit (homemade or store bought
  • 2 tbsp. chopped green tapenade
  • 3 sprigs of basil
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon. tablespoons of lemon juice
  • olive oil, salt and pepper
2.7/5 (29 Votes)


Cut the zucchini into small cubes and cook about 15 minutes over low heat

  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 jar of tomatoes confites
  • chives
  • salt and pepper
  • black olives (for decoration)
2.7/5 (74 Votes)

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