Thursday, November 23, 2006

Plumb full of pumpkin

In honor of Thanksgiving, a seasonal recipe:

  • 1 slab of pumpkin, skinned and chopped in 1-inch chunks
  • a handful of brown sugar
  • 2 T butter, margarine or olive oil
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • nutmeg (optional)
  • powdered ginger (optional)
Spread pumpkin chunks on a cookie sheet and cover with little bits of butter (or toss in olive oil). Sprinkle brown sugar over the top (and add a dusting of cinnamon, nutmeg and/or ginger if you like a spicier dish). Cover in foil and bake at 350-400 degrees F until pumpkin is soft and steam pours out of the foil when you open it (30-60 minutes). Remove foil and bake uncovered for a 10-15 minutes to get a caramel tinge. Enjoy!

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