1 each Small farm grown pumpkin
1 Tablespoon Molasses
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
As Needed Vegetable Spray
As Desired Sun dried cranberries
As Desired Holiday Candies or Sweets
As desired Assorted Colored Dessert Sauces
1 cup Pumpkin, Canned
2/3 cup Milk
1 Package Vanilla or Butterscotch Instant Pudding and Pie Mix
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
2 Cups Cool Whip
Prepare the Pumpkin
Step 1 - Clean Pumpkin just as you would for a Jack-O-Lantern and reserve the seeds for roasting.
Step 2 - Place the pumpkin on a lightly greased baking pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes.
Step 3 - Remove form the oven and palace in the refrigerator for a minimum of 25-30 minutes or until ready to use. Season the seeds with salt and roast in separate pan at the same time.
Prepare the Pumpkin Pudding
Step 1 - Combine pumpkin, milk, and instant pudding together in a bowl.
Step 2 - Add nutmeg, cinnamon and fold in the Cool Whip.
Step 3 - Place some holiday candies in the pumpkin and spoon or pipe the pudding into the chilled pumpkins. Keep refrigerated until ready to assemble. The longer it chills the more it will set up.
Here is the fun part! Decorate to hearts content! Lets the kids create a design. For parties its fun to write the name of the celebration or person or holiday with the colored dessert sauces.
Place the pumpkin in the center of the decorated plate with the pumpkin top placed gently at its side. Put a dollop of whipped topping on the top of the pumpkin pudding and sprinkle the sundried cranberries and roasted pumpkin seeds