Sweet stuffed pumpkin

    1 hour 30 min

    This recipe is very impressive when you bring the whole pumpkin to the table! May be served spooned over sponge cake or pumpkin cake, or simply with whipped cream.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 medium pumpkin
    • 6 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and chopped
    • 120g chopped walnuts
    • 1 (310g) jar cranberry sauce
    • 1 (432g) tin pineapple, drained and chopped
    • 150g brown soft sugar
    • 70g sultanas
    • 125ml dark rum (optional)
    • 2 teaspoons minced fresh root ginger
    • 1 tablespoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Position a rack in the centre of the oven.
    2. Cut out top of pumpkin, and set aside. Scoop out seeds with a metal spoon.
    3. In a large bowl, stir together the apples, walnuts, cranberry sauce, pineapple, brown sugar, sultanas and rum. Season with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, and mix well. Spoon the mixture into the cleaned pumpkin, and replace top.
    4. Set pumpkin directly on a baking stone or a thick baking tray. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until pumpkin begins to soften. Remove from heat, and stir, scraping the sides gently, so that some pieces of pumpkin fall into the apple mixture.

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    Delicious! I made this for thanksgiving but instead of a medium pumpkin I used cute lil mini pumpkins for individual servings. They were adorable and gobbled up as soon as they came out of the oven.  -  14 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    In order to use this as a side dish, I omitted the canned cranberry sauce, pineapple chunks and brown sugar, and instead used only 2 apples, added a chopped onion, craisins and 1/3 c. maple syrup. For additional spicing, I put in ground cloves. Yummy!  -  09 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I served this with crackers and whipped cream cheese as an appetizer. Everyone loved it! The kids wouldn't eat it because it looked like too many things mixed together for them to trust it.  -  21 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)