Friday, October 17, 2008

Recipe Fun Friday- I love Pumpkin!!

As if you didn't already know that;) I admit I become obsessed with pumpkin-themed recipes during the months of October and November. This year I'm branching out more than usual with soups and decorative items.

I've been wanting to try the following recipe for a long time. I've seen various spins on it, but I'm just posting it as I did it. I was lacking a few of the original ingredients, so I'll probably make it a little different next time. But it's simple and easy, and a little bit unique in that it makes a lovely decoration for the Fall table as well. And the kids thought it was really neat to eat a pumpkin in (near) original form.

*Baked Baby Pumpkins*

NOTE: I did not use the small sugar pumpkins for this. Neither my supermarket, nor my local fruit stand, seemed to have them, so I went with very small regular pumpkins. I'm sure this makes a bit of a difference in the sweetness, so you will want to adjust accordingly. Because it was just a regular pumpkin, without any added sweetness it does taste lightly like squash (which I also love;). But added brown sugar can make a difference. I'm going to search for the sweet pumpkins again this weekend; I suspect with the right kind this recipe would go from yummy to absolutely delicious!

1 small sugar pumpkin

1 teaspoon of butter

1 tbsp of brown sugar

cinnamon to taste

1/2 cup of applesauce

Cut out an opening in the top around the stem. Clean out seeds and pulp. Put in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and applesauce. Replace the stemmed top. Bake in a pan with a small amount of water at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.

I also wanted to thank Nikki (Notes) and Angela for passing along this award to me:

Nikki and Angela are two blogging cousins (one a young mother, the other a newlywed) who I have come to consider dear blogging friends. Thanks so much for sending this my way.
Now I would like to pass it along to all those who left the supportive and caring comments on my one post of this week (check below:). You all are what makes blogging a wonderful experience for this wife, mom, and blogging friend. So feel free to post it on your blog as coming from me:)

And, as always, if you'd like to join us in Recipe Fun Friday, stop by Nikki's and link up.

Note to Nikki: Wow- I managed to pull it off, lol;)


Nikki said...

You did it!! You pulled it off! I'm so impressed! Thanks for putting the effort in.

Baked pumpkins, huh? I think I saw that on someone else's blog recently, too; I might have to give that a try.

Thanks to you, I now have a love for pumpkins. And they are so good for you!

Kaye said...

Pumpkin? I'm shocked! =)

Couldn't resist that jab! =) Hope all is well with you and the family.

Kama said...

So I realize it is probably way too late and I wasn't sure how to contact you so I tried leaving a post here. My email is samantha.tjoelker at I was the winner of the veggie tales giveaway but I missed the comment on my blog.

Niki said...

you know how much I love pumpkin. Just saw your comment, don't throw the bakewear out, it is safe. Check out the link I just put up.

Missy said...

Looks soo yummy :) Maybe I will try this!

MyKidsMom said...

Niki: Thanks a bunch!

Missy: I'm still looking for the sweet baby pumpkins. I think they would be MUCH better. Oh well:)