Sweet Pumpkin Fries

Sweet Pumpkin Fries
Staff Writer
Honey Mustard


Honey Mustard

This recipe mimics the sweet taste of deep-fried sweet potato fries without the after-meal guilt. These are much healthier since they aren't really fried, but are baked instead!

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For the sweet pumpkin fries:

  • 2 pounds pumpkin, peeled and cut into fry-shaped pieces about 2-3 inches long and ¼-½-inch thick*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the honey mustard dipping sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey
  • Pinch of cayenne


For the sweet pumpkin fries:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Toss the pumpkin pieces in olive oil, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Arrange the pumpkin pieces in 1 layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes or until soft enough that a toothpick easily goes through.

For the honey mustard dipping sauce:

Mix together the mustard, honey, and cayenne. Serve immediately.

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.