I had planned to do an entire blog post on what we did for Thanksgiving this year but I realized it would be entirely too long so I’m going to break it into segments. I wouldn’t classify myself as someone who necessarily cares about keeping with tradition when it comes to food. To be honest, I’d be happier to do something unique every year rather than having turkey with stuffing and all of the “must have” side dishes. That’s why, since it was my turn to make Thanksgiving dinner for my family, I wanted to think outside the box. To start the evening, I had homemade bowtie pasta chips with an asparagus dip and a hearty romaine salad with homemade croutons. For dinner we had double stuffed lemon garlic chicken breasts with sides of mashed potatoes, green beans, and parmesan rolls. For dessert we had birthday cupcakes (my dad’s birthday is next week), pumpkin pie, and these baked apple cinnamon treats:
Here’s what you’ll need:
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
I’ve made these twice now. The first time I left the skin on the apples but tonight I peeled it before dicing it (I have texture issues with apple skins). Whatever you prefer will work.
Dice your apple and set aside.
Unwrap the biscuits or crescent rolls and stretch out the dough (as pictured).
Melt 1/2 stick of butter in the microwave.
Brush melted butter on the top of each piece of stretched out dough.
Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top of each buttered piece of dough.
Place a small handful of apples on each piece.
Fold over each piece in half to seal. Then brush melted butter on each side and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Once they’re oven ready, bake them at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes (you’ll want to keep an eye on them).
For best enjoyment, eat them warm with a scoop of Blue Bell (my personal favorite) vanilla ice cream. I think it would also be nice with some melted caramel drizzled over the top.
Since I’m not doing specific posts about the other two desserts, I thought I’d include some pictures of those as well. The cupcakes were a plain vanilla with a creamy vanilla buttercream frosting and the pumpkin pie (not pictured) was purchased from Costco. I feel that I should mention, in case you weren’t aware, that Costco has the BEST pumpkin pies this time of year. Not only are they ridiculously large but they’re also only $5.99 and totally delicious.