Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pumpkin dessert

I love pumpkins whether its dinner or dessert. Every year I buy pie pumpkins and try to make something new. This is new a new one for me. I got the idea while researching. There are a lot of similar recipes online but they call for unnecessary sugar or use methods that didn't seem as easy. This will take a couple hours to make BUT most of it is just baking time. Prep time is about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

1 medium sugar pumpkin or 2 small pumpkins, washed
5-6 granny smilth apples, cored,and chopped
1 (16 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
1/2 cup broken walnuts opt.
1 TBSP ground cinnamon
1 TBSP ground nutmeg (preferrably fresh ground)
2 TSP fresh grated ginger
1/4 tsp salt


Cut the top off the pumpkin and remove the seeds. Place cut side down in a baking pan and bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes or until soft. Cool for a few minutes.

With a metal spoon, scrape out the cooked pumpkin, leaving a 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick shell. Stir together scraped out pumpkin, apples, pineapple, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Spoon mix into the pumpkin shell. Cover with the top. (At this point you can put it aside to cook later when you are ready) Bake in a preheated oven at 400-degree F oven for 45 minutes or until the filling is hot. Serve plain or over vanilla ice cream.

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