Monday, August 22, 2011

Baked Pumpkin...oh, the possibilities!

When my friend Belle brought me three pumpkins from her garden this afternoon, I was ecstatic. I know, I know...it's only August. But my pumpkin adventures are beginning anew.

I took the biggest one and roasted it tonight. Cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds. Place two orange halves in the cavity and fill the pumpkin half-way with water. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Let cool.

Now the fun begins. I can scrape the flesh out and make a puree or I can slice it into wedges, drizzle it with ginger syrup and bake it again until the the wedges are brown and caramelized. I haven't quite decided. I do know that I am going to savor every single bite.

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