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Old 10-19-2006, 01:58 PM   #1
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Stuffed baby pumpkins idea

I love pumpkin and the small sweet dumpling squash. Most times I use the old brown sugar, butter sour cream and diced dried apricots to fill them. This is a little different but it tastes wonderful. For each pumpkin, after removing the seeds I put in 3-4 cloves garlic and 2 teas. butter, salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Save the tops and set them next to their mate in a baking dish if you want to use them to cap your pumpkins at serving time. Add some water to the pan, and bake at 350f til done..I usually mash the insides before serving, but you can leave as is and let everyone mash their own.Serve with or without that cap
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:27 PM   #2
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Have you ever tried adding a stuffing type casserole inside of them before serving? It is a big hit here.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:37 PM   #3
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Have you ever tried adding a stuffing type casserole inside of them before serving? It is a big hit here.
No, I haven't but that sounds great. What do you use? I'd love to try it as I have some I want to make on sunday and they kids would love it.
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:01 PM   #4
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Just use whatever stuffing mix (or your own as I do), add broth, diced chicken or turkey or even pork already cooked (saute'd onions and celery, you know the usual) and add to the small squash/pumkins in the last 30-45 minutes and finish baking. It does turn out very good!!
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:40 PM   #5
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Just use whatever stuffing mix (or your own as I do), add broth, diced chicken or turkey or even pork already cooked (saute'd onions and celery, you know the usual) and add to the small squash/pumkins in the last 30-45 minutes and finish baking. It does turn out very good!!
Will do Shunka,
I have a loaf of bread I froze that I'll use for the stuffing and I have some chicken I want to use up and all I need do is put the stuffing together. This is a great idea and I can hardly wait til sunday Thank you!
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Let me know if you like it!! You can play around with the stuffing ingredients very easily.
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Let me know if you like it!! You can play around with the stuffing ingredients very easily.
I'll let you know..Thanks again.

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Great ideas! I'll try them both. Is this better with pumpkins or winter squash or is it just personal preference? I am going to have this on Sunday also.
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I've used the stuffing in both and since we like both, I guess it would be your preference.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:49 PM   #10
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Love those mini pumpkins. Thanks, kads. Going in another direction for these minis -- add about 2 tbl of mascarpone a little nutmeg or cinnamin, milk or cream, bake (lids and all), and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Another side idea - fill the minis with corn pudding, or a rice mixture with pine nuts. They make perfect little containers for so many fillings. I like the brown sugar and apricots idea -- would be great with a pork roast and roasted brussels sprouts.
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