Stuffed Pumpkin with Cranberry-Raisin Bread Pudding

Ingredients

Pudding

  • 1 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) pumpkin*
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted and divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup Half-and-Half
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 (16 ounce) loaf raisin bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries

* For individual servings, substitute 12 (1/2-pound) pumpkins. Scoop out seeds and pulp; sprinkle each pumpkin shell with 1 teaspoon butter and 1 teaspoon sugar, and bake with the bread pudding. (Do not pre-bake as with the larger pumpkin.) Spoon bread pudding evenly into baked pumpkin shells.

Lemon-Vanilla Sauce

  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Pudding: Cut off top of pumpkin, reserving lid with stem. Scoop out pumpkin seeds and pulp, and reserve for another use.
  2. Brush inside of pumpkin shell with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
  3. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  4. Top with lid.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.
  6. Brush inside of baked pumpkin shell with 1 tablespoon butter; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  7. Stir together eggs and next 6 ingredients; spoon pudding mixture into a lightly greased 8-inch square pan.
  8. Bake pumpkin and bread pudding at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.
  9. Let pumpkin cool; spoon bread pudding evenly into pumpkin shell.
  10. Lemon-Vanilla Sauce: Cook vanilla bean, water, sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until smooth and thickened.
  11. Stir in butter and remaining ingredients, and cook until thoroughly heated.
  12. Remove vanilla bean.

Yields 12 servings; 1 2/3 cups sauce

Source: Southern Living, October 2002

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