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Baked Pumpkin Stuffed with Gruyere and French Bread

Posted by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Another Thanksgiving side dish! I've got Thanksgiving on my mind. This makes SUCH a pretty presentation and is super delicious and filling. If you omit the bacon this makes a great main meal for any vegetarians at the table as well. You can serve it in slices or just scoop out the filling and the pumpkin meat.

Ingredients:

1 3-4 lb pumpkin

1 loaf crusty french bread, cut into 1 inch squares

5 ounces gruyere, shredded

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon of salt and pepper each

5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced

1 tablespoon fresh Thyme, minced

1/2 cup heavy cream

Cut a lid out of the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and strings from the inside of your pumpkin. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix the other ingredients together and fill the pumpkin to the top, packing it in well. Put the pumpkin in a deep baking dish, preferably one you wouldn't mind having on the table, because once the pumpkin is cooked you won't want to attempt to transfer it to another dish. Put the cap back on the pumpkin and bake for 2 hours, checking periodically after the first hour. You'll know it's done when the pumpkin's flesh is tender.

Do you include pumpkin in your Thanksgiving dinner?


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by on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 7, 2013 at 7:27 AM

Interesting!

Yes, pumpkin is always included in Thanksgiving dinner, but not as a savory dish....usually as a pie/bars/cake roll

batjmom
by Sarah on Nov. 7, 2013 at 7:45 AM
I'm not a fan of pumpkin however this sounds good.
We have pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving
AlleyCat08
by Bronze Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Omg, sounds yummy.
TerriC
by Bronze Member on Nov. 8, 2013 at 7:51 AM

That does sound yummy.  I do make a pumpkin dessert.

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by Tracy on Nov. 8, 2013 at 7:56 AM

Yummo!

elasmimi
by on Nov. 8, 2013 at 7:56 AM

I don't care much for pumpkin, but this might change my mind. How can you go wrong with gruyere and bacon???

jen113000
by on Nov. 8, 2013 at 8:37 AM
Usually just pumpkin pie.
lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Nov. 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM

We usually have pumpkin pie.

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Nov. 8, 2013 at 8:58 AM
Just the pie but that sounds amazing!
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Mom2jngnc
by Member on Nov. 8, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Ours is just the pie!

I do like the sound of this, but I once bought Gruyere for a mac and cheese and had a small stroke at the price per pound of it.

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