Pumpkin Kugel Inspired by Lennie's Carrot Mold

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Demolish the pumpkin in the food processor.
  2. Add the margarine, cut into smaller chunks, process.
  3. Add the sugar, flour, salt, baking powder and eggs, processing after each addition.
  4. Pour into a greased pan.
  5. I usually use a ring mold, but have also used a square pan as well.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour, until done.

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