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Stuff Me Pumpkin

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Stuff Me Pumpkin
2010-11-30 Side Dish
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This stuffing makes for a great addition to any holiday spread. Preparing it and serving it in the pumpkin adds great flavor and makes a fun presentation.

  • Servings: 4-6


1 Pie Pumpkin, 3-5 lbs
Salt & Pepper, to taste
2 cups Cubed Stale Bread
1 cup Grated Aged Cheese, gouda or gruyere
4 slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 cloves Garlic, minced
½ tsp Fresh Chopped Thyme
½ tsp Fresh Chopped Marjoram
Pinch Grated Nutmeg
1-2 cups Heavy Cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove top from pumpkin and reserve.

Clean out pumpkin like a Jack O Lantern.

Generously season pumpkin interior.

In a bowl, toss the salt, bread, cheese, and bacon together and stuff into pumpkin. Stir nutmeg into cream and pour over the stuffing until all is moistened. Bake with top on, for 1 1/2-2 hours, until pumpkin flesh is soft, in a large Dutch oven. Serve from pumpkin for a beautiful presentation. Make sure to scoop out some cooked pumpkin, with the stuffing, for each serving.