In staying with our healthy eating... for desert we had: Apples and Cranberries baked in a pumpkin. Next time I will make sure that I have LOTS of apples. You need to fill it to almost overflowing!! I would add about 3 more apples, but not adjust the sugar because it was WAY too sweet. (I'll bet I could have added the Agave I bought at costco) It was really good and certainly fed our sweet tooth.
oh yeah, and let me add healthy eating is hard... I really wanted cheesecake.
these are her photographs
Apples and Cranberries Baked in a Pumpkin
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 pie pumpkin
- 2 small apples, peeled and diced
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries or 1 cup whole, fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 Tbs. butter
Once the top is off, scrape out the seeds and stringy stuff.
Stir the apples, cranberries, brown sugar and cinnamon together. Fill the pumpkin with this delicious-smelling mixture. Dot with butter.
Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for an hour to 1 1/2 hours, until the pumpkin inside is tender when you poke it with a fork.
To serve, spoon out some baked pumpkin from the edges, along with the apples and cranberries. Here’s a better photo of the pumpkin when it came out of the oven.
This can be made this with both dried and fresh cranberries. The dried are sweeter. Fresh bring a nice tartness and look a bit prettier. Use whichever you have on hand, because both taste delicious. This will serve 4-6 people as a side dish, depending on how big the pumpkin is.