Trio of dessert trio with summer fruits

Dessert Berry Trio- Summers Best Fruits

Trio of desserts with fruit plate with sauces

 Summer Trifecta

Dessert Berry Trios brings all things berry into one delicious plate. And I might add, one of my favorite ways to showcase the fruits of the summer.  I love serving these types of desserts at dinner parties because honestly, I have such a hard time deciding on a single dessert to serve!   

Crazy enough, I tend to get so many ideas floating around in my mind in what to make that I just decide to make three mini versions of a dessert.  Furthermore, I love seeing my guests faces when I bring the dessert to the table.  Visa claims the line “priceless” but indeed their reaction is truly that.

Dessert Trio Inspiration

Plated Dessert-Culinary School

This Dessert Berry Trio focuses on the great fruit available in the summer season using blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, peaches, and blueberries.  They say there is always a story to tell, and this dessert has a fun story.  When I was in culinary school we had to come up with an idea for a platted dessert for my final exam in “Plated Dessert” class.  Ta-dah, I’m sharing with you my secret of sailing through the final exam with flying colors.  It was a fun challenge!  Anyway, I still love making this during the summer as it brings back some fun memories, always trying to put a different spin on it.

Another Word on Trios

My first job right out of culinary school was at a 5-star Dinning restaurant in Washington D.C.-Blacksalt Fishmarket Restaurant. During my time there, I worked for a wonderful pastry chef that created trio desserts and it was great working under her. Truly inspired at her creations. One of her signature desserts was a mixed creme brulee trio, served in mini dessert dishes and garnished amazingly!

Summer Fruit Basket: Fruit Salsa

This cute basket of fruit goodness is made with layers of filo dough placed in muffin cups and baked till brown.  Once cooled, they are removed and filled with a fruit salsa.  The salsa consists of peaches, kiwi, blueberries, and strawberries mixed together with a little orange zest. A perfect fruit dessert!

Blackberry Mousse:

This blackberry mousse is mixed together and placed in oval molds, or you can use a silicon type mold.   These are then placed in the freezer to firm up then removed and placed in the refrigerator to thaw.  Its decorated with a fresh blackberry and a tuile butterfly cookie.  You can also pipe the mousse in small shot glasses for another presentation idea.

Deconstructed Raspberry Tart:  

The base of this part of raspberry fruit dessert is made with a sweet crust called pate sucree, here is a recipe from an earlier post.  They are rolled out and cut into 3″ rounds.  This will serve as the foundation of this mini dessert. 

Layers of Chantilly cream and fresh raspberries for each cookie layer, then topped with another cookie to form the next layer.  The top is sprinkled with powdered sugar and fresh raspberries and garnished with a simple sugar decoration.  The plate is then decorated with a strawberry couli sauce to accent the fruit flavors.

Create something fun and exciting this summer with the fresh fruits of the season! Construct your own creative Dessert Berry Trio to impress your guests!

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