Directions: Cut the lid off of the pumpkin and clean it out. Rinse and salt lightly. In a bowl, combine cut apples, pears, and raisins. (I left the skin on the fruit and cut into bite sized pieces.) I also added dried cranberries. Add brown sugar and toss to coat; add other spices if desired. (Cinnamon and nutmeg are good.) Fill the pumpkin with the fruit mixture, place it on a jelly roll pan (or other pan with sides) and into a 350 oven for one hour to one and a half hours. Remove fruit with a big spoon, scraping the sides of the pumpkin as you go. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream.