Tasty Toast: Pumpkin Stuffed with Apple Stuffing


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Yita Rivera, Online Editor

This fall, pumpkin is getting kicked up a notch. The following apple-centric recipe is a quick dorm room recipe that is, delicious and perfect for a cold autumn day.



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A mini pumpkin with apple stuffing

Start to Finish: 20 Minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 mini pumpkin
  • 1 large apple (deseeded, peeled and diced)
  • 1 box of cornbread stuffing (stovetop)
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cup water

Prepare the Pumpkin

  1. Clean pumpkin
  2. Cut out lid
  3. Completely remove all seeds and pulp
  4. Place pumpkin into microwave-safe bowl
  5. Place wet napkin on top of pumpkin
  6. Microwave on high heat for 10 minutes (or until tender)

Prepare the filling

  1. Blend butter and water in microwave-safe bowl
  2. Add diced apples to butter/water mixture
  3. Microwave on high heat for 3-5 minutes (until brought to a boil)
  4. Empty box of cornbread stuffing into pumpkin
  5. Gently mix in apple/butter/water mixture
  6. Place lid on top for 5-10 minutes to allow stuffing to set

Serve warm and cut into ¼ slices