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Stuffed Miniature Pumpkin Recipe

Description: Small  three to four inch "Pepo" or "Jack-Be-Little"  miniature pumpkins make a novelty serving dish for your favorite stuffing. Your guests will rave about eating out of the cute little mini pumpkins.

Select the Pumpkin:
  1. Select fresh pumpkins about three to four inches in diameter.
  2. Make sure to buy a couple of extra, in case your family or guests want more, or even ask to take one home.

Pumpkin Preparation:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Wash the pumpkins.
  3. Cut the tops off the pumpkins.
  4. Scoop out the insides.
  5. Place a piece of foil on a cookie sheet and place the pumpkins on the sheet.
  6. Put the pumpkins in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the insides just begins to soften.
  7. For use with cold foods, allow to cool.

Stuffing Tips and Suggestions:
  • You can use a wide variety of foods and recipes to stuff in the pumpkin.
  • Food can be hot or cold.
  • For hot foods, you can even cook it right in the shell.
  • Use creativity and when in doubt, try it.
  • Some of our suggestions are listed below:

Hot Foods:
  • Hot Apple Sauce
  • Turkey or Chicken stuffing
  • Soup, especially Pumpkin Soup

Cold Foods:
  • Apple Sauce, a great serving dish for kids.
  • Pumpkin Puree, add Nutmeg and Whipped cream on top
  • Jello
  • Vanilla or Chocolate Pudding
  • Ice Cream- Vanilla, or Pumpkin are great, Chocolate for the kids

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