Recipe by Mirj
I am a huge fan of Lennie's Bob Newhart's Carrot Mold. We have it at least every other week at our house. For Rosh Hashana I wanted to make something with pumpkin, which is one of the traditional foods eaten on that holiday. We adore the carrot mold so much, I basically just substituted fresh pumpkin for the carrots. It was a hit with family and guests. Perfect for Thanksgiving, or if you just love pumpkin!
Top Review by Caryn Gale
I have eaten this and have finally had a chance to make it. I love the taste and brought it as a gift for friends this weekend who loved it as well. As a variation, I might shred the pumpkin and then mix with the ingredients. Demolishing the pumpkin and making it all in the food processor made it very dense and heavy. I might also cut back on the margarine a litlle and /or 1 egg since the demolished pumpkin added so much moisture. In general I love pumpkin and this is a really nice variation from carrot kugel.
- 3 cups grated fresh pumpkin (I do this in the food processor with the steel knife)
- 1 cup margarine
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Directions See How It's Made
- Demolish the pumpkin in the food processor.
- Add the margarine, cut into smaller chunks, process.
- Add the sugar, flour, salt, baking powder and eggs, processing after each addition.
- Pour into a greased pan.
- I usually use a ring mold, but have also used a square pan as well.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour, until done.