Friday, November 26, 2010

Food Fun Friday-Apples and Cranberries Baked in a Pumpkin

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.

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 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
Cut the top off the pumpkin.  .
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.

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Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving...did you lose was the weather there? we have been eating oatmeal everyday since it got was easy to heat up water on the woodstove when the power was out..and it was good..;) haven't had good oatmeal in a long time.;)have a great weekend.;)

Lauren said...

it certainly looks pretty and thanksgivingy! And healthy, so if it tasted good, a keeper!

Sue said...

GREAT idea!