Arthur's Pumpkin Eater
  • Cooking Time: 60 minutes
  • Servings: 8 to 10
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • 1 whole pumpkin 5-6 pounds
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups of sliced apples, skin on
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped course
  • 1/2 cup candy corn
  1. Cut the top off the pumpkin, save top.
  2. Scoop out seeds.
  3. Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to pumpkin
  4. Put lid back on and place pumpkin on a sturdy cookie sheet.
  5. You will probably have to remove one of the racks in your oven and lower to the lowest level.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  7. Serve apple filling over French vanilla, maple walnut, or butter pecan ice cream.
  8. Note: Buy a pumpkin that is wider rather than tall. Do not over bake or the sides will collapse.
I don't know who Arthur is, but we had this years and years ago when we played in a Pinochle group. I have been making it ever since and am always asked for the recipe. If you can keep a pumpkin till Thanksgiving, it makes a great dessert for that feast.