• Dayle Sheehan

12 Days of Christmas - Day 10 - Holiday Desserts

Now I am getting to the best part! I love a great appetizer but I really LOVE Dessert (as many of you can tell by how often I eat Pie Junkie Pies!). My problem is I am not a baker. I don't know why but I just can't master the chemistry and physics of it all. It's too exact and I'm more of a little of this, and a little of that type of gal! The desserts I make all need to be easy and quick and turn out amazing every time. I also have an amazing trick I love to use! I buy beautiful desserts from people who are masters at what they do! I will share both my favourite recipes and my favourite places to purchase from!

Dessert Recipes

Faye's Half Hour Pudding

Faye is my Mother-in-law and she makes many delicious things (especially baking) but this (in my opinion) is the absolute best dessert she makes!

Photo Courtesy of The Kitchen Magpie


Batter Ingredients:

1 tbsp Butter

1/2 cup Sugar

1 cup Flour

1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 cup Milk

3/4 Cup Raisins

1/2 tsp Vanilla

Batter Directions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar

  2. Add dry ingredients alternatively with the milk

  3. Add raisins and vanilla

  4. Put batter in a greased baking dish (6x8 corning wear)

Sauce Ingredients:

3/4 cup Brown Sugar

1 1/2 cups Boiling Water (this must be boiling when you add it to the baking dish)

3/4 tsp Melted Butter

1 tsp Vanilla

Sauce Directions:

  1. Combine all sauce ingredients

  2. Pour the sauce over the batter in the baking dish

  3. Bake at 350 F for 1/2 hour

Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

I realize now that I am typing out these recipes that I really love caramel! These are to-die-for and so easy! The great thing about these individual desserts is they are great for Covid friendly - safe gatherings if we are lucky enough to have family and friends around for the holidays!

Photo Courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker


Pillsbury Cresent Rolls

1 1/2 cups Peeld + Dice Apples (choose your favourite apple)

12 Kraft Caramels - roughly chopped

1/4 tsp of Cinnamon

1/4 cup of Sugar

2 tsp All-Purpose Flour

2tbsp lemon juice

Finishing Touches

Egg wash

Large Flake Sea Salt


  1. Combine apples, cinnamon, sugar, flour and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly.

  2. Preheat oven to 425 F

  3. Place Crescent Rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet

  4. Add apple mixture to each crescent roll

  5. Add a generous about of chopped Kraft Caramels to each crescent roll

  6. Wrap the Crescent roll and secure the edges with a fork

  7. Using a knife, cut two or three small vents to the top of each hand pie

  8. Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt

  9. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown

No-Bake Cheesecake Mousse

These are festive, delicious and easy! The best part is they are the ultimate covid friendly dessert!

Photo Courtesy of the Recipe Critic


Crust Ingredients:

3/4 cup Shortbread Cookies - crumbled

3 tbsp Unsalted Butter

Cheesecake Filling:

8 oz Cream Cheese

1 tub of Coolwhip