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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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VIDEO: Tarte Tatin with Cherry Tomatoes

This French classic gets turned upside-down with tangy, caramelized cherry tomatoes!


  • Bread, in chunks
  • Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Cup of milk
  • Sugar
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Prosciutto


  1. In a bowl, mix together the bread chunks, grated Parmesan, egg, salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning, and cup of milk.
  2. In a pot, combine the sugar and Balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil until it has reduced (it should be a little thicker).
  3. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half, and place them in a single layer in a baking dish.
  4. Cover the tomatoes with the reduced vinegar and a layer of Prosciutto. 
  5. Cover everything in a layer of the bread mixture, and cook at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, flip upside-down... 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
4.7/5 (38 Votes)

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

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
3.5/5 (139 Votes)

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


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)


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 (93 Votes)

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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)
2.8/5 (65 Votes)


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)

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