To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
October 23, 2015
HARVEST PUMPKIN HOLLOW...WARM SUGARY APPLES WITH RAISINS AND PECANS!
The star of the fall season will always be
The Pie Pumpkin!
A vibrant orange with a perfectly plump, round body!
always, always presented on Mother's Johnson Brothers Platter!
One of my favorite recipes featuring this little pumpkin
is one I invented back in Dothan
when the children were small!
It makes your home smell incredibly good
it is a perfect centerpiece...
that is before your devour it's autumn yumminess!
THE HARVEST PUMPKIN HOLLOW
1 (5-7 lb.) pie pumpkin
2 T. oil
2/3 cup raisins
2/3 cup dried cranberries
4 apples, chopped
2/3 cup pecans or walnuts
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 cup brown sugar
Cut the top off the pumpkin, carefully preserving the top and stem.
Clean out the pumpkin inside, including the seeds.
Rub the outside of the pumpkin with a damp paper towel and then dry.
Now rub the pumpkin with oil.
In a mixing bowl, combine all the fruits, spice, and brown sugar
carefully spoon the ingredients inside the pumpkin.
Place in a preheated 325 degree F. oven,
on a baking sheet, lined with foil.
I place the top beside the pumpkin.
Bake for 35-45 minutes.
Simply beautiful and delicious! It's Foodie Friday! http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/