Baked Mini Pumpkins
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Charming little pumpkins make great fall table decorations and a tasty vegetable side
- 4 mini pumpkins 4 (about 8 oz/250 g each)
- 4 tsp butter 20 mL
- 4 tsp maple syrup 20 mL
- 4 tsp chopped toasted pecans 20 mL
Cut off pumpkin tops; set aside. Scoop out seeds and stringy portions; discard.
Divide butter and maple syrup among cavities; replace tops.
In shallow baking dish, bake pumpkins in 375û F (190û C) oven for 35 to 45
minutes or until tender but still hold their shape. (Or microwave at High for 8 to 12 minutes,
Sprinkle cavities evenly with pecans and cinnamon to taste.
Serving Size: Makes 4 servings.