Roast pumpkins with apple and cinnamon

    1 hour

    Little roasted pumpkins or onion squash, filled with a simple apple sauce and cinnamon mixture, make a delicious and eye-catching side for an autumn dinner party.

    7 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 4 small pumpkins or onion squash, tops sliced off and seeds removed
    • 450g (16 oz) apple sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
    2. In a small bowl, mix apple sauce, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Spoon 1/4 of the mixture into the bowl of each pumpkin.
    3. Place pumpkins in the prepared baking dish. Cover with aluminium foil and bake in preheated oven 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until tender.

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    Reviews in English (8)


    Talk about festive! This is such a cute idea and it was a great not-so-sweet dessert.  -  22 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was my 1st time making any kind of pumpkin from scratch and not out of a can, let alone mini pumpkins. This had a very nice taste, but Probably because I'm a pumpkin novce, it tok me a long time to prepatre these. I used a whole lot more applesauce and spices for my 3 pumpkins. I ended up finishing these in the microwave due to time restrictions. Almost everyone liked the taste, but not the stringiness of the pumpkin. Dont know if that's the nature of the pumpkin or my baking. Whatever, I was asked to not make again. No more mini pumkins, may just go back to the canned stuff.  -  07 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    And to think that for years I threw these little pumpkins away after using them for decorations. This recipe is so easy and so tasty! I shared this with a single friend and she loved it...adjusting the recipe for one pumpkin was the perfect serving for one person!  -  07 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)