A Head Start on Thanksgiving Treats

Prepare for an impressive display of desserts this Thanksgiving.

Jessica Lamberty, Tom Tom Staff

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to start party preparations. Impress the guests with these tiny, serving sized pies.


  • 1 apple per person
  • 1 tsp cinnamon sugar
  • Premade pie crust

Tools needed:

  • Kitchen blender
  • Small bread pan
  • Oven
  • Large spoon
  • Paring knife
  • Rolling pin:


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Slice the top off of an apple and use the paring knife to cut out the core and seeds. Then use a spoon to hollow out the center. Put the apple guts off to the side for later.
  2. Combine the apple guts and cinnamon sugar in the blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the contents of the blender into the hollow apple and place filled apple in bread pan.
  4. Roll out the pre-made pie crust and slice into 1×1 cm strips. Weave them across the top of the apple.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 300°F and let cool. Serve warm with a side of ice cream and enjoy.

Junior Alexa Waheed shares her favorite idea for a fun fall treat.

“My favorite dessert for Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie and extra whip cream because it tops off the perfect Thanksgiving dinner and even if you’re full, you always have room for pumpkin pie,” said Waheed.

Whether it’s apple fritters or pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving is sure to be especially sweet this season.