Baby Pumpkin Stuffed with Ham, Walnuts and Sage, the second time

Pumpkins and Puppies Number 3: feeding frenzy with the big dogs.

I grew these miniature pumpkins 2 years ago.

They were perfect single serving size and just demanded being stuffed.

Mini Pumpkins Stuffed with Ham, Walnuts and Sage

Total time: 30 minutes


  • 2 tiny pumpkins
  • 1.5oz (45gr) walnuts, broken in half
  • 3 slices Prosciutto or other dry-cured ham, roughly chopped
  • 10 – 12 fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs maple syrup

Mini Pumpkins, Ham and Sage


  • Cut the top 1/3 off each pumpkin. Scoop out the seeds
  • Place tops and bottoms cut side down on a baking sheet and bake, 400F (200C) oven, for 15 minutes.
  • While pumpkins bake:
  • Sauté the ham and walnuts in butter for 5 minutes.
  • Add sage and sauté 5 minutes longer..
  • When pumpkins are ready fill with the stuffing, including all the butter.
  • Divide maple syrup and drizzle over the top
  • Return to the oven for 5 minutes, just to heat through.
  • Remove and serve with the tops.

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The first time we went back to visit our dogs ‘family’ was for the birthday party of our friend, 3 years ago.

After the food was all prepped I had the privilege of taking the treats outside for the pack.


From the left we have my 2, Bonnie & Guapa, great-uncle Panda, great-grandma Tippy, brother Ghengis and Mom, Misty (R.I.P)

As you can see, mine are the smallest of the lot.

Last update on October 7, 2015

3 thoughts on “Baby Pumpkin Stuffed with Ham, Walnuts and Sage, the second time”

  1. Your pumpkins look delicious! Love the dog picture. We had a house and dog sitter here while we were in Italy. Will try to get back to game some time next week. Having surgery on leg on Monday.

  2. Zoomie, we didn’t choose….. Our friend picked out Guapa for us because he liked the coloring and thought we would, too. Bonnie picked us lol

    Penny, you have been so busy this summer – all fun except the surgery bit….

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