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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving with a twist.

Apple pie is a traditional Thanksgiving dessert. We are going to try apple pie with a twist this year. Individual apple rosettes. It tastes yummy like an apple pie- but less fuss & more fun.

Baked Apples
4 small granny smiths
4 sheets of pie dough
1 stick butter
4 Tbs cinnamon sugar
Core the apples, removing the seeds and stem. Place each apple in the center of a round pre-made pie crust. Fill the apple with about 2 Tbs of butter and cinnamon, drizzle with honey. Bring the dough up around the apple, pinching at the top to form a rosette. Cut off any excess dough. Add another dot of butter and cinnamon. Bake at 350° 30-40 minutes, until dough is browned. Serve with a scoop of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream.
Thanksgiving is a holiday to be spent with family. Here at the WhistleStop Cafe we know we have been blessed. Tomorrow we will gather around the McMichael table, there will be food for 50 (at least!), every dish in the kitchen will be dirty, and the football games will be on every TV. We are having the traditional carb-laden meal. Fried Turkey, cornbread dressing, cranberry salad, sweet potato souffle, and mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, and THE greenbean casserole, gravy, gravy, gravy and rolls. Doesn't that sound like fun?
We have so much to be thankful for... especially friends like YOU!
We hope each of you enjoy this special day.
Happy turkey day y'all!
Sandi & Bill


Lydia said...

Such a fun way to serve baked apples -- I'm sure everyone at your table will enjoy them. Happy Thanksgiving!

Vonda said...

Hey Sandi, thank you for the well wishes on Thanksgiving! We are definitely going to eat some cornbread dressing but we're having a big potluck with 5 other military families, and I'm bringing Sweet Potato Casserole that tastes more like a dessert than a side and Deviled Eggs. And let me just tell ya, for the Harvest Auction on the Air Force Base last weekend, I made my 1st Pecan Pie ever. Can you believe I am a Southern gal and never made a Pecan Pie? Well where did I go for the recipe??? No not Food Network, not Paula Deen, but none other than the Whistlestop Cafe. :) It was an awesome Pecan Pie and everyone raved so I'll be making that one again soon. Hope y'all have a wonderful day tomorrow. -Vonda

dot said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sandi! Your meal sounds terrific.

Kari said...

OMG - I think you've posted a recipe that even I can do! I'm so excited - and I'm not even kidding. I'm going to try this when we return from husband LOVES apple pie and bless his heart, he's married to me so he mostly only gets Mrs. Smith's frozen stuff. This is great...I'll let you know if it works for a kitchen moron like me (just so you'll know you've truly got a fool-proof recipe there. lol).

Naturegirl said...

YUMMO!!!! I'll try those apples!!
My husband love apple pie!! hugs NG

Sandi McBride said...

Mac (WTHF) loves these. I made the traditional apple pie this time though, lol...I used Splenda instead of sugar...hope it'll be fit to eat...have a wonderful Thanksgiving

GardenGoose said...

sounds yummy. hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving day.

Tonja said...

Sounds great! We love apples!

Hope your Thanksgiving is full of all you hold dear.



Counting the days till Fri.

KJ said...

Yum! This looks do-able!

I was just talking to someone about fried turkeys tonight. I have never tried one or had one. I must say that I feel a bit intimidated by the whole process. I have heard that the turkey can even explode! All I need to do is to watch someone do it I suppose...

Every time I see those green fried tomatoes at the top of the blog, my mouth starts to flood! Someday, I hope to be in your neck of the woods and sit down and have myself a down home meal!


Elle said...

Those are sweet apple rosettes. Your feast sounds perfect...turkey day deserves lots of carbs...and gravy. Hope you and your family have a fantastic thanksgiving! You are a special lady Sandi! Thanks for being you.

justabeachkat said...

I'll try this when we get back home. My hubby loves apple pie. Thanks!

Your meal sounds exactly like ours. . . can't wait to dig in!

Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend. Have a wonderful day filled with love, happiness, good food, family and many wonderful memory making moments!


Sandy said...

YUM! Those look delicious. You share some of the yummiest recipies with us all - thank you!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Many Blessings,
Sandy :)

T.W. Barritt said...

What a great twist on baked apples! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

tut-tut said...

you always come with the perfect idea at just the right moment! Baked apples it is!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Hope you have had a most blessed Thanksgiving...


Kristen said...

Oh my family would love this! Very unique way to serve this yummy dessert.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mary Isabella said...


Pearl Maple said...

Happy Thanksgiving !

That baked apple recipe sure is a treat, easy and tasty has got to be the way to go this time of year when everyone is too busy.

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful posts.

Greenie Gardens said...

This looks so good-can't wait to try it!

Mallow said...

That menu sounds incredible. I had to work this Thanksgiving so I am living vicariously through the posts of all of my blog friends! I wish I could have been at your house - especially for dessert!

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