Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Great Pumpkin

As in Bob, five years ago in his first Halloween Costume

I mean wasn't he the cutest thing ever!

 Pumpkin is great for foodables to of course on the blog we have shared recipes for pumpkin drop cookies for dogs, soup baked in a pumpkin, pumpkin french toast, and stuffed baked pumpkin with sausage.   Today we have another people recipe (the dogs are bit annoyed but they know that on Halloween they are getting a big plastic pumpkin full of toys and treats.)    

Anyway here is the recipe.  Its a version of Dorie Greenspan's stuffed baked pumpkin, very similar to the one we made with sausage last year.  It can be adapted a million ways and it always tastes great

Stuffed Baked Pumpkin with Bacon

2 2-4 lb pumpkins
1/2 of a 1 1lb loaf of stale french bread torn into cubes
8 oz Gruyerre cheese cubed
4 minced cloves garlic
4 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
4 tbsp chopped chives
2/3 cup of heavy cream 
freshly grated nutmeg

 Preheat the oven to 350.   Slice the top of the pumpkins of using a pumpkin carving knife and scrape out the seeds and strings, this is easier if you make a fairly wide opening.  Place them in a casserole or pan where they stand up nice and steady.  Season the inside of the pumpkins generously with salt and pepper.  In a large bowl stir together the cheese, bread, garlic, bacon, and chives.   Divide the filling among the two pumpkins making sure to really pack it down.  Pour 1/3 cup of heavy cream over the filling in each pumpkin.  Sprinkle on the fresh nutmeg.   Put the lid back on the pumpkins and bake for 90 minutes until a knife inserted into the side of the pumpkin goes in easily.  Remove the lid from the pumpkins in the last 20 minutes of cooking to brown the filling.


  1. Have never tryed baking a whole pumpkin, but I love pumpkin so thinking I will give it a try, this looks really good

  2. I love fall food. Of course, I love almost all food (ha). Bob is ADORABLE. The perfect pumpkin.

  3. Bob is totally adorable in that costume, that is a perfect picture!

    Thank you for your comments on the purina food issue - im not for it and im not against it haha I just sometimes get tired of my dogs sticking their noses up at $65.00 a bag of dog food and then going on a hunger strike and just trying to get it out there that if I do feed her racheal ray food im not a bad owner because of that :)
    Thank you as well for your kind words about Fred. I know that there are times you cant do anything to save a dog but man i sure wish I could have with him, he was my heart dog.

    I actually just had Kale for the first time the other week and I was totally suprised I liked it!

  4. Oh my well yummy. We like the looks of those. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly.

  5. Oh, Bob just looked adorable in that costume! Those stuffed pumpkins sound so yummy. I never thought of stuffing a pumpkin. :)

  6. You are the cutest great punkin we have ever seen
    Benny & Lily

  7. Bob is the cutest pumpkin ever!!
    I love pumpkin. The stuffed pumpkin sounds yummy!

  8. Woof! Woof! What a cute costume. Your recipe is like roasting a pumpkin with stuffs inside. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  9. YUM! That sounds delish! I like stuff all kinds of hard squashes stuffed, so good.

    Scarlet thinks Bob looks adorable!

    Meredith & Scarlet

  10. I am coming over on Saturday so you can teach me to cook something delicious! You have the best recipes!

  11. He certainly was the cutest thing ever!
    Your recipe sounds delish, I just made some pumpkin soup and it was really bland and blegh - definitely more spicy recipe needed.
    Lynne x

  12. That is one cute pumpkin! Do seeds come out of him too? ;)

  13. Oh you is sooo cute..Humom's gonna try that recipe :)
    Wez need you'z over our blog, somink right up your pumpkin BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  14. You should enter mine and mollie's costume competition!: http://wp.me/p2h87n-oB :-)

  15. OMD - Bob was adorable as the great pumpkin!!!
    Your recipe sounds DELISH!!!

  16. So cute and sounds so yummy!

  17. Such cute and yummy pumpkins!