Mashed Pumpkin and Apples

"From Woman's Day. Cut pumpkins in half horizontally or squash lengthwise. Sugar or pie pumpkins are different from the jack-o-lantern variety. Can be made up to 2 days ahead and reheated in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes or in the microwave."
 
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Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Put cranberries in small bowl and add 1 cup boiling water and let soak.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and place pumpkin and apples cut side down on sheet.
  • Bake 40 minutes or until pumpkin is fork tender and apples are very soft.
  • Let cool to room temperature.
  • Scoop pumpkin and apple pulp into large bowl.
  • Add butter, lemon peel, salt and pepper and mash with a potato masher or beat with a mixer.
  • Spoon into a serving dish and reheat in microwave if needed.
  • Drain cranberries and sprinkle on top.

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Strangely enough, I've become a better cook to lose weight. I joined eDiets and lost 100 pounds. Now I'm on the look out for tasty recipes that are easy to fix (I teach and often don't get home until after 5PM). In addition to my kitchen, my favorite place is my garden. I have a combination flower/herb/veggie garden and love to grow a variety of vintage or unusual plants. Because I teach I actually DO get a month off. I get up early to garden, sleep the hot afternoons away, then cook, read and watch movies. My favorite cookbooks are Crazy Plates and Looneyspoons. They are full of delicious, lowfat recipes with tons of trivia and humor. I teach science in a converted home ec kitchen. I love to use food as a teaching tool - making cheese to teach enzyme action, pickles to teach osmosis and diffusion, fudge to demonstrate igneous rock formation. I love kitchen gadgets, KitchenAid, Le Creuset cookware and my cats.
 
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