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Pumpkin Recipes

From United States Virgin Islands

<p>Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Delicious Pumpkin</p> <p>We&#8217;ve been celebrating the beginning of fall up at Creque Dam Farm with a beautiful harvest of pumpkins. Our talented chefs have been whipping them up in everything.</p> <p>Here&#8217;s a few favorite recipes:</p> <p><strong>Ayurvedic Pumpkin Cookies by Astrid</strong></p> <p>Ingredients<br /> 1 cup pumpkin pureed (boiled until soft and then blended in the blender)<br /> 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened<br /> 1 cup sugar<br /> 2 T. vanilla <br /> 1/2 t. cinnamon<br /> 1/2 t. ginger<br /> 1/2. t. clove<br /> 1/4 t. nutmeg<br /> 5 dates<br /> 2 cups flour<br /> pinch of salt<br /> 4 T. ground pecans<br /> 3 dozen whole nuts for topping</p> <p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F</p> <p>Cream butter, sugar, spices, and vanilla together<br /> Add dates, nuts, and pumpkin. <br /> Whisk in salt and flour to wet mix.</p> <p>Bake on buttered sheet for 15 minutes or until golden brown.</p> <p>These are so decadent!</p> <p>*Roasted Pumpkin *</p> <p>Peel pumpkin and remove the seeds. Wash the seeds and roast them for a tasty treat. Add a bit of sea salt or cinnamon.</p> <p>Then slice your pumpkin into 1/8 inch (thin slices). Toss in olive oil and a bit of salt.</p> <p>Lay on a cookie sheet in a single layer and roast at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Better than french fries!</p> <p><strong>Basic Pumpkin Puree</strong></p> <p>You can add pumpkin puree to many, many things&#8230;.soup, bread, muffins, pie, smoothies, and sauces. To make pumpkin puree, peel and seed your pumpkin. Then, cut it up into chunks and steam it in a large saucepan. You can use a steamer basket or just place the pumpkin in a few inches of water in the pot and boil away. You&#8217;ll get delicious, soft boiled pumpkin in 20-30 minutes. After it&#8217;s soft, put the steamed pumpkin in a blender or food processor and you will have pumpkin puree!</p> <p>You can pretty much use pumpkin in any way that you would use a banana or a potato. Sweet or savory, pumpkin is delicious. Be brave, have fun, and enjoy the delicious taste!</p>
Source: Astrid (Entered by Claudia Seixas)
Serves: 1


Step by Step Instructions
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