Meanwhile, we put the yolks into the communal bowl and started adding our ingredients. I worked off of my favorite deviled egg recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. The kids took turns adding mayo, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. We then added red and yellow food coloring and mixed everything together to create an orangey filling.
Once we retrieved the whites from the dye and dabbed the water off with paper towels, the kids scooped the filling into their eggs. We then took our plastic knives and made faint vertical lines in the filling to resemble pumpkin ribs. Finally, I sliced up green onions (about 1/4¼" long) and the kids placed one per egg smack in the middle to stand as the pumpkin stem.
Pumpkin Deviled Eggs (yields a dozen eggs)
- 6 hard-boiled eggs
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- Dash of salt
- Dash of pepper
- Yellow and red food coloring
- Green onion stems
- Paprika (optional)
- Peel eggs and cut in half lengthwise.
- Remove yolks and place in a medium-size bowl.
- Fill a separate bowl with lukewarm water and add 4 drops of yellow coloring and 4 drops of red coloring. Mix with a spoon and add empty egg whites to the dye to soak for approx. 25 min.
- Mash yolks and add all remaining ingredients to the yolks except onions and paprika.
- Add 4 drops of yellow coloring and 4 drops of red coloring to yolk mixture and mix well.
- After whites have finished soaking, remove from bowl and place on a clean surface. Scoop yolk mixture evenly into each egg.
- Using a knife, make approx. 4 vertical lines in yolk mixture to resemble pumpkin ribs.
- Slice green onion stems into about 1/4¼" pieces and place one piece in the center of each egg.
- Sprinkle with paprika if desired.