Ariel Bloomer '12Staff Writer
Whether you’re looking for a treat to make for your family, or something to bring to a potluck here on campus, the following recipes are sure to please. Modifications of traditional Thanksgiving fare, these side dishes are simple enough for a dorm kitchen, and are vegetarian/gluten-free friendly!
Easy Scalloped Apples (6-8 servings)
8 medium apples (peeled and sliced)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
Place apple slices in a microwave-safe bowl.
Combine the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg; toss with apples to coat all the slices.
Dot with butter.
Cover. Microwave for 5-10 minutes until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries (4 servings)
1 lb sweet potato (peeled)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon of your favorite seasoning, adjust to taste (Cajun or Pumpkin Pie Spice recommended)
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Quarter the potatoes, then cut into ¼ inch thick strips.
Toss potatoes with oil and seasoning, then spread on lightly oiled baking sheet.
Bake in the lower 1/3 of the oven for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Pumpkin Pie Dip (12 servings)
1 package of cream cheese (8 ounces), softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 can pumpkin pie filling (15 ounces)
1-1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or to taste
Beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
Add pie filling and pie spice.
Cover and chill for 8 hours.
Serve with apple slices, graham crackers, ginger snaps, or whatever catches your fancy.