Free Recipe Russian Stuffed Pumpkin 2

Recipe Type: D Recipes

Recipe Preparation: bake

Cooking Ingredients for Russian Stuffed Pumpkin 2 Recipe

4 lb Pumpkin
-food stores)
1 1/2 c Long-grain rice
8 tb (1 stick) unsalted butter,
2 lg Tart cooking apples (like
-melted
-Granny Smith), peeled, 1
tb Sugar or more to taste
-cored and diced 3/4
ts Ground cinnamon
1/2 c Golden raisins
Salt to taste
1/2 c Dried sour cherries
1/4 c Hot water
-(available in specialty

Russian Stuffed Pumpkin 2 Preparation

This spectacular stuffed pumpkin can be the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table. Pumpkin is stuffed with rice, apples, raisins and sour cherries, then baked. Cut the stem end of the pumpkin as if you were about to carve a jack o”lantern. Set aside lid . Remove insides of pumpkin and discard (or save to roast and munch on). Using a grapefruit knife or melon baller, scoop out the flesh of the pumpkin as much as you can without piercing the skin. Chop flesh and set aside. In lg saucepan, bring 3 qts of salted water to boil and dump in the rice. Cook over high heat, covered until still a bit hard to the bite…about 15 minutes. Drain well. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325 degrees. In large bowl, combine, pumpkin, partially cooked rice, raisins, dried sour cherries and melted butter. Season with sugar, salt and cinamon. Spoon stuffing loosely into pumpkin, sprinkle with the hot water and put lid on tightly. Place on baking sheet and bake till pumpkin is tender to a point of a knife…about 2 hrs. Cut into wedges and serve. Serves 8

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Recipe Serves: 8

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