October 23, 2009

Roasted Pumpkins with Bacon and Brown Sugar

6 slices bacon, crisp cooked and drained, drippings reserved.
2 2-4 lb pie pumpkins
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. coarsley ground black pepper
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
2-3 green onions, sliced

Preheat oven to 400. Cut off top 1/4 of pumpkins. Remove seeds and strings; reserve 2/3 c. pumpkin seeds.

Place pumpkins, cut side up, in foil lined baking pan. Brush insides with some of the bacon drippings and sprinkle with salt, pepper and brown sugar.  Replace lids.  Roast pumpkins in oven 20 minutes.

Meanwhile in skillet stir together pumpkin seeds, green onions, remaining bacon drippings.  Add skillet to oven during last 10 minutes of roasting.

Remove pumpkins and seed mixture from oven. Sprinkle inside of pumpkins with seed mixture and crumbled bacon. Te serve, use a large spoon to scoop out insides or use knife to cut into wedges.

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