Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pudding in a Pumpkin

This is a fun fall dessert!

1 small pumpkin
1 cup sugar
6 T quick-cooking tapioca
4 C milk
1 1/4 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
4 eggs
2 t vanilla

Cut lid off pumpkin, clean out. Sprinkle with 1 t cinnamon. Roll to dust. Put lid on pumpkin, place on broiler pan filled with 1/2" boiling water. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

After cooking 20 minutes, start tapioca pudding:
In large pan mix sugar, salt, tapioca, eggs, and milk. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir over heat until boiling. Remove from heat and add 2 t vanilla. Pour into hot pumpkin. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Bake uncovered 30 minutes. Removed from oven; cover. Let set 30 minutes. Serve warm, scraping the sides of pumpkin, if desired. Serve with whipped cream.

Happy Cooking!