Submitted by Ev Houston
Here is a quick and easy way to cook pumpkin.
Don't forget to save the seeds too!!
Pumpkin Pumpkin Cut pumpkin in half
and scoop out seeds. (save them!!)
Place cut pumpkin side down on cookie sheet
which you have added enough
water to cover pan one quarter inch.
Place in 350 degree oven and bake
until pumpkin is soft.
Remove from oven and scoop pumpkin out of skin.
An easy way to use up those jack o'lanterns.
It can also be put in baggies and frozen for future use.
I never waste anything!
Cooking Pumpkin Seeds
Place seeds on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with salt to taste
and bake at 325 F
till lightly golden.
Makes a nutritious snack!
HARVEST PUMPKIN BREAD
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Margarine
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup (8 ounces) solid pack pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Lightly grease a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan or coat with vegetable
spray. Beat sugar, margarine, and applesauce until creamy
and light (about 5 minutes). Add eggs one at a time and
continue to beat. Add pumpkin and mix until smooth. Combine
flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir
into pumpkin mixture and mix until smooth. Add raisins,
orange rind, orange juice and nuts (optional). Stir well
and pour into loaf pan. Bake at 3500F for 60-65 minutes.
You can test for doneness by sticking a wooden pick into
loaf. If it comes out clean, the bread is done.
YIELD: 1 loaf, appx 12 Slices