Saturday, September 6, 2014
You can treat pumpkins similar to butternut squash in recipes, as I did here with a mashed pumpkin. It's a way to serve up pumpkin as a fall treat, perhaps as a replacement for yams at Thanksgiving. And the nutrition makes you feel less guilty about adding butter and sugar.
1 small sugar pie pumpkin (about 3 lbs)
2 Tb butter
1/4 C brown sugar (or less, to taste)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
2 Tb milk
1. Chop up pumpkin and scoop out middles. Save seeds for roasting and discard strings.
3. Once you can handle the pieces, either pare off the skin or scoop out the flesh, whichever you think you're better at. Place in a bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher. You can use an electric beater, but it's going to make a mess. Drain off any pooled liquid and add remaining ingredients. Beat thoroughly and serve hot, maybe garnished with cinnamon.
Difficulty rating :)