This dish is absolutely elegant, and would wow any guest at a holiday party, or would impress your family as a weeknight side dish. The good news: it couldn’t be easier to make, just cut, bake, sprinkle, and serve!
1 2-lb. sugar pumpkin
1 apple, diced
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400 ˚F.
Using a sharp chef’s knife, cut off top of pumpkin (like you would do if carving a pumpkin).
Remove the seeds and flesh from center of pumpkin, and do not throw away!
Add diced apple and butter divided into small pats inside the pumpkin.
Roast whole for 40 minutes.
Remove from oven, slice in half, and serve with cinnamon and brown sugar.
You could also add raisins, dried cranberries, and pecans or walnuts.