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Archive for September 13th, 2009

fall pumpkinsPumpkin at its best, this is the time of the year here to get our pumpkins recipes and get creative in the kitchem.

Here is a wonderful recipe I got to make with a great Chef in Cuernavaca (Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico) last year in a culinary school week.  I keep on making this one even if I do not particulary like pumpkin.

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Sweet Pumpkin

I don’t like pumpkin that much but I could eat this dish alone, directly from the stove. The garnish of little apples, or cherries or guava is optional. Very sweet, very Mexican!

2 pounds of pumpkin or any squash, cut up
2 cups of little apples (optional but nice)
4 cups of brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup of water

Place the squash in a big pot, add the others ingredients and cover with a lid. Cook on the stove, on medium heat, for about 1 hour, stirring so the squash won’t stick to the bottom.

Check the squash with a fork to see if cooked. Remove the lid and let it cook until the liquid becomes syrupy. Let it cool and keep in the fridge. Can be served with a little milk poured on top.

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