Healthy Recipes: Pumpkins

by Health News

Pumpkins are truly amazing. You can enjoy having them around the house as decorations. Pumpkins are versatile, tasty and nutritious. In fact, one cup of boiled, drained pumpkin contains 2650 IU of vitamin A, 3 grams of fiber and 564 mg of potassium, all for just 49 calories!

Here’s a pumpkin recipe that’s packed with fruit, nuts and seasonal spices that will be a festive addition to any Autumn celebration:

Stuffed Pumpkin

One 9-inch round pumpkin
1 cup chopped tart apples
1 cup cranberries
½ cup chopped pitted dates
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon allspice
¼ teaspoon nutmeg


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Cut the top off the pumpkin and reserve. Scoop out the inside seeds and pumpkin flesh, leaving a ¼-inch thick shell.

3.  Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Fill the pumpkin and place on baking sheet. Bake uncovered 45 minutes. Place top back on pumpkin and cook another 30 minutes, until bubbling. Allow to cool 15 minutes and serve.

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