Uh Oh! Not only do you have a dinner party coming up... but you also have a very tight bank account - due to all that gourmet cheese you purchase on the reg. However, regardless of time and cash restraints you still have to wow your guests, who have all been watching Great British Bakeoff. So you definitely cannot have a plate of chips-a-hoy sitting out on the table. Expectations are high! Plus, you're not some kind of heathen!
So now you scroll the Pinterest desperately trying to find "easy cheap desserts asap" ... but to no avail.
What to do... ? What to do...?
Check out the bakery section at your local Trader Joe's and discover the majesty of the Almond Danish Ring!
The beautiful, golden braided danish ring with sliced almonds on top not only looks fancy, but has a popular flavor, and a rustic-y homemade vibe to it. Perfect!
Go ahead and throw that in your shopping cart and also, while you are at, pick up some shelled walnuts! (I happened to have an unopened pack at home that ended up being the perfect "garnish" for my danish display and now has become a must for this dessert presentation!)
Et voila! You have a fantastic dessert that will have your guests saying... "Dang! What an amazing host!" It's that simple!
I displayed my danish on a round tin serving dish. Placing the danish on the far edge of the dish, I created a half moon ring of walnuts around the dessert giving it a unique and textured presentation!
This dessert is a perfect accent to your rustic dinner spread or to bring to your friend's house warming party!
No matter what - this dessert is a winner for your guests, your time, and your wallet!
Author and Photography Credits: Maggie Burns