You most certainly can buy pumpkins, scoop out the pulp and use it in recipes, but for those of us who are time-crunched, canned pumpkin is a fabulous option.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together pumpkin, plum puree, sugar, oil, vanilla, orange peel and eggs in a large bowl. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
- Place paper muffin cups in muffin tins. Fill 2/3 of the way with the batter. Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- To make prune puree- blend 1 -⅓ cups prunes with 6 TBSP hot water. Puree until smooth.