Sweet Potato Pumpkins


Sweet Potato Pumpkins make a beautiful table-scape for holiday entertaining. This is a low carb recipe created for our healthy weight loss plan for perfect for those who want to keep their blood sugar levels stable and be healthy. Serves 8 Equals 1 starch, ¼ fruit on our healthy weight loss plan.

Preheat oven to 375 F

8 large sweet potatoes
2 cans (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
1 egg
2 teaspoons Earth Balance butter substitute
Dash pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
8 mini carved out pumpkins
Parsley for garnish (optional)

Directions for Sweet Potato Pumpkins
Bake sweet potatoes until tender
Whip together: sweet potatoes, pineapple, egg, butter substitute, pepper and nutmeg
Top with dried cranberries
Bake for 20 minutes
Spoon mixture into 8 mini pumpkins that have been carved out
Return to oven for 10 minutes
Garnish if desired with fresh parsley
Serve with pumpkin lids askew on top

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