How to Make Yummy Pumpkin Bake

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Even though winter has officially kicked-in, there are still some fall ingredients around to pull together a yummy pumpkin bake. If you would like to see this dessert come together, join Extension Agent Margie Mansure and “Food Fan” Eric Stafford for this 15-minute video.

Yummy Pumpkin Bake


  • I pie pumpkin (or another type of winter squash)
  • 3 TB butter
  • 3 TB honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • 2-3 apples, peeled & chopped (depending on size of pumpkin)
  • 1-2 pears, peeled & chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted


  1. Cut top off pumpkin and remove seeds & pulp.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Melt butter in a medium bowl in microwave. Stir in honey, cinnamon, and cloves.
  4. Add apples, pears, cranberries, and nuts to coat.
  5. Spoon mixture into pumpkin.
  6. Place top on and place pumpkin on a thick baking pan.
  7. Bake 1½ hours or until pumpkin is tender.
  8. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

To serve, slice pumpkin and serve with fruit combination. If you like, top with vanilla ice cream.

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Margie Mansure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMargie MansureExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences - Nutrition and Foods Call Margie E-mail Margie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Center
Posted on Dec 21, 2020
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