Dessert in a Pumpkin

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Ingredients

  • 1 small (7-inch diameter) pumpkin
  • 2 cups peeled, sliced apples
  • 1 cup chopped dates or raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash and dry pumpkin; slice off top for a lid. Scrape out seeds.
  3. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and fill pumpkin.
  4. Return lid to pumpkin; place on a cookie sheet.
  5. Bake until apples and pumpkin are tender. Begin checking doneness after 40 minutes. May take one hour or more.
  6. Serve hot or cold.
  7. Serve from shell, spooning some pumpkin with each portion.
  8. Top with sour cream if desired.