Throughout my young adulthood, I remember so many adults older than me telling me that their sweet tooth had diminished over the years. Coworkers, family members, I was hearing this all around. And with the characteristic ignorance of that age I thought, “How sad! But obviously that won’t happen to me.” Well joke’s on me because my sweet tooth certainly isn’t what it used to be. I still love to bake and enjoy beautifully made desserts, but I just don’t crave them. The over the top, uber indulgent things I used to find appealing don’t catch my interest anymore.
When I saw this dessert while flipping through Nothing Fancy, I am quite sure I let out some sort of jubilant exclamation. THIS is the kind of dessert I can get on board with. What’s not to love? Sweet and salty dessert? Heck yes, please! Cheesecake-esque filling? Drool. Ritz cracker (or Nilla wafer) crust? RIP Annie.
When we took our first bites, my friend Tracy said, “It’s almost like a savory dessert” and she was right! It is basically a tart format version of a classic cheese course dessert, and it is brilliant. A small sliver with a glass of something delicious is a perfect end to a fabulous meal. And I do mean a small sliver, probably half the size you see pictured here. It is quite rich and a little bit goes a long way.