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Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie Tarts

Now you can have your bite of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving! Just 100 calories each.

 

Low Cal Pumpkin Pie Tarts
Author: Teresa McEachern
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 16 (2 1/2-inch) foil baking cups
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestlé® Carnation® Evaporated Fat Free Milk
  • 1 cup fat free whipped topping
  • 12 small gingersnap cookies, broken into 1/4-inch pieces
Instructions
  1. PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Place baking cups on baking sheet with sides. Spray each cup with cooking spray.
  2. COMBINE sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger and salt in small bowl. Beat egg whites in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Spoon 1/4 to 1/3 cup of mixture into each prepared cup.
  3. BAKE for 25 to 28 minutes or until knife inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool on baking sheet for 20 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Top each with whipped topping and gingersnap crumbs.

 
Source:
Very Best Baking by Nestle via Family Features

Turkey Cupcakes Fascinate All Ages

It’s not just the kids who love these cute turkey cupcakes – everyone will want one!

Turkey Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist Devil’s Food cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 2 containers (1 pound each) Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy milk chocolate frosting
  • 1 tube (4.25 ounces) Betty Crocker white decorating icing
  • 1 tube (0.68 ounces) Betty Crocker brown decorating gel
  • Candy corn
  • Chocolate candy sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  2. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Place remaining frosting in corner of resealable freezer plastic bag. Snip off small corner of bag.
  3. To decorate each cupcake, pipe 1-inch mound of frosting on 1 side of cupcake to look like head of turkey. Make eyes with white decorating icing and brown decorating gel; add candy corn for beak. To make feathers, pipe frosting on opposite side to hold candy corn; place candy corn upright on frosting to look like feathers. Sprinkle chocolate candy sprinkles near head and at base of feathers. If desired, add candy corn at base of cupcake for feet. Store loosely covered.
Source: Betty Crocker via Family Features

 

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How to Carve an Apple Swan or Duck

how to make an apple swan or apple duck

Carving edible arrangements is very popular in Asia and it has started trending in America at weddings and dinner parties. This fruit carving of a swan or duck can be created for a table centerpiece or as at each place setting at the table.

This is so easy to do! Get an overview in this video:


Step 1: Cut your apple in half on a diagonal
Choose an apple in the color of your choice - without marks or blemishes

Choose an apple in the color of your choice – one without marks or blemishes

Cut apple in half on the diagonal so the stem is on one half and the bottom of the apple on the other half.

Cut apple in half on the diagonal so the stem is on one half and the bottom of the apple on the other half.

Save 2 apples seeds - you'll need them later.

Save 2 apples seeds – you’ll need them later.

Step 2: Cutting the apple wedges
Choose the apple half with the bottom of the apple; place on cutting board with a butter knife on each side.

Choose the apple half with the bottom of the apple; place on cutting board with a butter knife on each side.

Cut down on one side of the apple core (leaving the dimple on the bottom.) The butter knives are a guide as to how deep to cut.

Cut down on one side of the apple core (leaving the dimple on the bottom.) The butter knives are a guide as to how deep to cut.

Using the knives as a guide again, slice along the apple to the first cut to create a wedge.

Using the knives as a guide again, slice along the apple to the first cut to create a wedge. Repeat on the other side to make a second wedge, leaving a section with the dimple about 1/2″ wide.

Step 3: Ceate the wings
Take each wedge and use the knives as a guide to cut 3 wedges out of each section you just created.

Take each wedge and use the knives as a guide to cut 3 wedges about 1/4″ thick.

The last of the 3 wedges is very small so watch your fingers!

The last of the wedges is very small so watch your fingers!

Layer the wedges in a tear drop shape and place them on each side of the apple core for wings.

Layer the wedges in a tear drop shape and place them on each side of the apple core for wings.

Step 4: Making the head
Cut a groove in the apple core "body" to insert the swan neck.

Cut a groove in the apple core “body” to insert the swan neck.

Place the stem half of the apple between the knives and use them as a guide to cut a slice.

Place the stem half of the apple between the knives and use them as a guide to cut a slice.

Repeat the process until you have several slices.

Repeat the process until you have several slices.

Choose the apple slice that is heart shaped.

Choose the apple slice that is heart shaped.

Make strategic cuts as shown to shape the head and neck of the swan. Use the stem dimple for the curve of the head to the beak.

Make strategic cuts as shown to shape the head and neck of the swan. Use the stem dimple for the curve of the head to the beak.

When you're finished, the head & neck should look something like this.

When you’re finished, the head & neck should look something like this.

Step 5: The finishing touches
Place an apple seed where the eye should be and using the flat side of the knife press it into the apple. Repeat on other side.

Place an apple seed where the eye should be and using the flat side of the knife press it into the apple. Repeat on other side.

Slide neck into the groove you created in the body section. Spritz with lemon juice to keep from browning.

Slide neck into the groove you created in the body section. Spritz with lemon juice to keep from browning.

apple swan edible garnish

Now you can create a table centerpiece with one or more apple swans – or use them at each place setting for a wonderful edible decoration. If you give this a try, show us a photo of yours in the comments below. We wanna see!

Turkey Lantern Brightens Your Thanksgiving Table

turkey lantern

Paper lanterns are a magical way to decorate for the holidays, and this cute turkey lantern is no exception.

$6.99 from Birthday Express

Lantern measures 14.5″H x 16″W x 7.75″D.

Want to do it yourself? Here is a turkey lantern tutorial from Life in Wonderland.

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Thanksgiving Party Supplies to Share Your Thanksgiving Blessings

thanksgiving party supplies - thanksgiving blessingsTraditional autumn leaves and colorful turkey adorn these Thanksgiving party supplies.

Purchase as a party package or only the supplies you need.

Thanksgiving Blessings Party Supplies from Celebrate Express

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