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Pumpkin Sauce


Your children can help create this tasty snack. For this activity, you will want to preheat an oven to 400 degrees.

  • First you will need to clean out and peel a pumpkin.
  • Cut the pumpkin into 2-inch chunks.
  • Put pumpkin chunks in a 5-quart casserole with inch of water. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, pour off any water, then puree the pumpkin chunks in a food processor.
  • Then mix well in a bowl 2 cups of the puree; cup applesauce; juice and grated rind of a lemon; heaping teaspoon cinnamon; and cup honey or sugar.
  • Place in small cups or bowls for children to try.


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