Pumpkin Pleaser

Special thanks to Barry Rutstein a member of my Maroubra bootcamp crew, Highground Fitness.

This is his family recipe!


  • 1 large Jap or Butternut pumpkin
  • 4 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 6 brown onions sliced
  • 1 cup mixed unsalted nuts
  • Honey to taste (optional)


  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg



  1. Preheat oven to 200 deg.
  2. Cut approx. 15cm diameter lid from the stalk end of the pumpkin. Mark where the lid positions with a sharp knife.
  3. Scoop out all the seeds from the pumpkin and the bottom of the lid
  4. Once clean, use a fork to perforate the inner flesh and lid of the pumpkin
  5. Mix mushrooms, onions, nuts, spices and optional honey and pack into pumpkin
  6. Place lid on top to its original position (use knife mark)
  7. Wrap in foil, shiny side in
  8. Bake in oven for approx. 1.5hrs or until pumpkin is soft
  9. Enjoy with friends

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