243. Pumpkins as a side dish? Why yes!
Little Sugar Pumpkins are perfect in flavor and texture.
Start by preparing the 1 to 2 lb pumpkins washing the pumpkins with mild dish soap, rinse and dry. Cut the top cap off by cutting a large circle.
Cover with 1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup raisins (optional), fresh squeezed lemon juice and dot the top with butter.
Place in a 350 degree oven and bake 50-60 minutes or till tender. Or, microwave by covering with plastic wrap tightly. Microwave on high for 30 minutes.
Scrape the pumpkin down from the sides to mix with the filling. Serve hot.
"Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin."