Stuffed pumpkin

A pie pumpkin stuffed with layers of fall fruits and vegetables takes its inspiration from turducken, a deboned chicken stuffed inside a deboned duck stuffed inside a turkey.

Thanksgiving dinners set the stage for all kinds of drama, and perhaps the best is the appearance of a glistening brown turkey as the dinner’s focal point. Some families, especially in Louisiana and southeast Texas, up the drama further by carving into a turducken, a deboned chicken stuffed inside a deboned duck stuffed inside a turkey.

Can a cook accomplish that same dramatic presentation without the birds? Folks at 50 Campfires, proponents of outdoor life and especially outdoor cooking, created a stuffed pumpkin that outdoes the turducken by nesting eight layers of fall fruits and vegetables in a pumpkin. The original recipe includes two kinds of meat, sausage and bacon, but a vegetarian version is an easy adaptation.

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com.

(4) comments

David Schuler

Perhaps the name of this dish should be Pumpkin Surprise. The photo appears to show a pumpkin gone horribly wrong then left out to go horribly bad. Sorry.

Bailey Jones

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Karen Sawyer

Yeah... that looks like what I imagine cutting into an extremely bad pumpkin must look like.

Karen Sawyer

This is the most disgusting photo ever...

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