Roasted Mini Pumpkins

  • SERVINGS: 12


  1. 12 mini pumpkins
  2. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  3. 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  4. 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  5. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  6. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  7. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Using a grapefruit knife or a sharp paring knife, cut a ring around each pumpkin stem to form a lid; remove the lids and set aside. With a small spoon, scrape out the seeds and any membranes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice and sprinkle the spices inside the pumpkins. Add 1/2 tablespoon of the butter and 1 teaspoon of the maple syrup to each pumpkin and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Set the pumpkins in a baking dish and add 1/2 inch of water. Replace the lids and roast the pumpkins for about 30 minutes, or until tender. Serve hot.