Sharp's at Waterford Farm

Family-operated farm in Howard County, MD since 1903

Farmer Chuck’s Pumpkin Recipe



  • Jarrahdale pumpkin
  • 4 large apples, cored and quartered
  • 1 pint apple cider
  • 8 oz. honey
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • optional nuts and pecans

Directions: Wash the pumpkin and cut off the top of the pumpkin as you would for a jack-o-lantern. Clean the seeds out of the cavity and wash the inside. Pat dry. Put in 8 oz. of honey and a pint of apple cider. For small pumpkin, reduce the quantity of honey and apple cider in proportion to the size of the pumpkin cavity. The combination of cider and honey should fill only 1/3 of the cavity. Bake inĀ  an oven at 350 F or microwave until the pumpkin is barely fork tender and the exterior walls of the pumpkin are still firm. This can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for a day before completing the recipe. Peel and chop the apples finely or coarsely based on your personal taste. Put the pumpkin on a baking tray or in a roasting pan and fill the cavity with the apples. Add cinnamon and nuts to taste. Put back in the oven till pumpkin & apples are tender. The honey and cider combined with the apples and spices will make a delightful fall entree or addition to your fall festive dinner. Jarrahdale pumpkins will keep for months and can be stored for Thanksgiving or December baking.

Updated: January 22, 2016 — 7:10 am

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