Three Tasty Thanksgiving Treats

Three Tasty Thanksgiving Treats

Olivia Gustavsen, Writer

Thanksgiving is coming up, where everyone gathers around the table and stuffs themselves with turkey and mashed potatoes. Whether it’s cake or apple pie, the holiday isn’t complete without dessert. If you don’t have any desserts to make, don’t panic! Here are three tasty Thanksgiving treats.



Pumpkin cannolis Everyone loves pumpkin pie. Cannolis are also a fan favorite. If you

combine the two, you get pumpkin cannolis. These are tasty and easy to


Makes 12 servings








1 cup of confectioner’s sugar

¾ cup of canned pumpkin

½ cup of mascarpone cheese

½ cup of ricotta cheese

¼ cup of instant vanilla pudding mix

1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

½ cup of heavy whipping cream

12 large cannoli shells

1 tablespoon of mini chocolate chips


  1. In a bowl, mix the canned pumpkin, confectioners’ sugar, ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, pumpkin pie spice, and pudding mix together until it becomes smooth.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat the cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Combine cream with the pumpkin mixture.
  4. Spoon filling into a plastic bag and cut a small hole in one of the corners.
  5. Squeeze some of the filling into each cannoli shell and garnish the ends with mini chocolate chips.


Apple crisp

Makes 12 servings

This recipe is just like apple pie, but with a twist. The crust that is usually on the bottom of the pie is now on the top! It may be different, but it is still delicious!



For the apples:

  • 10 cups of sliced and peeled apples (about 5 large apples)
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup of water

For the topping:

  • 1 cup of quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup of melted butter



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the apples in a 9×13 pan.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of flour.
  4. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the apples and pour the water evenly over everything.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, 1 cup of flour, and butter and crumble it evenly over the apples.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.


Mini Cheesecakes Have you ever eaten a slice of cake, or cheesecake, for that matter, that

Makes 48 servings was too big for you to finish? With these mini cheesecakes, you won’t

have that problem! They are small enough to eat in two bites and taste the same as a normal sized cheesecake.







1 12 oz package of vanilla wafers

2 8 oz packages of cream cheese

¾ cup of white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 21 oz can of cherry pie filling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a mini muffin tin with mini paper liners.
  3. Crush the vanilla wafers, and place about 1/2 teaspoon of the crushed vanilla wafers in each liner.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat cream sugar, eggs, vanilla, and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  5. Fill each miniature muffin liner with this mixture, nearly to the top.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes and let the cheesecakes cool. When it’s cooled, top with the cherry pie filling.



These three delicious desserts are perfect for the holidays. Be sure to try them out for an even better Thanksgiving. Happy eating!


Works Cited

Janice, and Lindsay Millerks. “Mini Cheesecakes I Recipe.” Allrecipes, 31 Dec. 2003,


Kester, Diane. “Apple Crisp II Recipe.” Allrecipes, 28 Nov. 2003,


Riley, Valerie. “Pumpkin Cannoli Recipe.” Allrecipes, 12 Sept. 2016,