When it is autumn, you can see fresh, seasonal pumpkins everywhere! Any kind, color, form, size, doesn’t matter, if it is edible. I seriously love pumpkin. Squash was always on hour table in my entire life. We always roasted it (even in these days), slowly until it caramelizes and it is so sweet in your mouth. We don’t add anything, just the squash and it is still incredibly tasty.
However, we are not going to roast only today, this will be still as delicious as it can get. When I saw these cute mini pumpkins in the store I was sure I want to use them somehow. According to the size, it is perfect for stuffing. You just chop off the top, scoop everything out and there is plenty of place to add your filling.
I was thinking of something special because let’s be real, these are special pieces for the eyes so it must be for your taste buds. When I was in Dubai, I bought lots of saffron. At least 10g. It will be enough for a while, I’m sure. There you can get it for so cheap, that I couldn’t say no. If you ever go, buy some at the market! Two things you really need to check. First, the color. It must be deep red. No other colors, because then it means, they mixed it up with something. The other is the smell. You can smell saffron from pretty far, when you open it. If it is a good quality.
The main thing, that we don’t want it to be too overpowering, only the aroma of it. You don’t need a lot, so even if you buy it at the local stores, it won’t be too expensive. The stuffing will be a bit more then what you need, but it can make a perfect leftover. Now, let’s see how you can make these cute mini pumpkins.
Because of the saffron, it got such a special taste, which made such a great harmony in the flavor! I was so blow away them that I needed to do it next day as well. They are just too tasty not to enjoy them as many times as possible!
Have you ever tried these mini pumpkins?
Have a wonderful time with cooking!