These mini pumpkins are filled with applesauce then oven roasted - great for the holidays. If you are not a pumpkin fan, you can also roast squash the same way. Serve with your holiday meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 45 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

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  • In a small bowl, mix applesauce, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Spoon 1/2 cup mixture into each pumpkin.

  • Place pumpkins in the prepared baking dish. Cover with foil, and bake in the preheated oven 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until pumpkins are tender.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 43.5g 14% DV; fat 0.5g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2003
Talk about festive! This is such a cute idea and it was a great not-so-sweet dessert. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2011
This was my 1st time making any kind of pumpkin from scratch and not out of a can, let alone mini pumpkins. This had a very nice taste, but Probably because I'm a pumpkin novce, it tok me a long time to prepatre these. I used a whole lot more applesauce and spices for my 3 pumpkins. I ended up finishing these in the microwave due to time restrictions. Almost everyone liked the taste, but not the stringiness of the pumpkin. Dont know if that's the nature of the pumpkin or my baking. Whatever, I was asked to not make again. No more mini pumkins, may just go back to the canned stuff. Read More
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8 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2003
Talk about festive! This is such a cute idea and it was a great not-so-sweet dessert. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2011
This was my 1st time making any kind of pumpkin from scratch and not out of a can, let alone mini pumpkins. This had a very nice taste, but Probably because I'm a pumpkin novce, it tok me a long time to prepatre these. I used a whole lot more applesauce and spices for my 3 pumpkins. I ended up finishing these in the microwave due to time restrictions. Almost everyone liked the taste, but not the stringiness of the pumpkin. Dont know if that's the nature of the pumpkin or my baking. Whatever, I was asked to not make again. No more mini pumkins, may just go back to the canned stuff. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2011
And to think that for years I threw these little pumpkins away after using them for decorations. This recipe is so easy and so tasty! I shared this with a single friend and she loved it...adjusting the recipe for one pumpkin was the perfect serving for one person! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
This recipe was such a hit at our Thanksgiving dinner! The presentation is festive & adorable; the applesauce is good healthy and complements the Thanksgiving meal. Thanks so much! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2015
Definitely a great way to serve pumpkin. Kids and adults enjoy it. I used kuri pumpkin which has a smokey chestnut flavour and felt this made a difference with taste but also texture as it doesn't have the stringy pulp like a sugar pumpkin. Top with some whipped cream and enjoy!! Not to mention how the whole house smells like Fall all of a sudden.:-) Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2014
Agreed with Pearl about the stringiness of the pumpkin: MIGHT TRY THIS: BAKE PARTIALLY AND THEN...... work as for twice baked potatoes? Pull out the pulp at least some of it and then put that in a blender with some applesauce and spices then refill the shells???? Just a thought... might not be well worth the trouble..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2016
I didn't add the pepper due to an allergy. I also used unsweetened all natural applesauce so add a little local honey for some sweetness. I was a perfect fall afternoon snack. Read More
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