I posted this recipe some other time, but I wanted to post it again because kewl.
This adapted recipe comes from THE ART OF AMERICAN INDIAN COOKING by Yeffe Kimball and Jean Anderson, in the chapter on The Woodsmen of the East. This is one of the ways the English settlers learned to cook “pompions”, although they baked them in hot ashes rather than in an oven:
1 small pumpkin (a pie pumpkin)
- 2 Tbs honey
- 2 Tbs apple cider
- 2 Tbs melted butter or margarine
Cut off top of pumpkin and scoop out strings and seeds (save for the recipe linked below). Mix remaining ingredients and pour into hollow, brushing up onto sides. Put top back on. Put pumpkin on pie pan and bake at 350 F for 2 hours or so, basting with honey/cider mixture every 30 minutes or so. After 2 hours, poke flesh with fork to test tenderness. Continue cooking until done.
I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about what to do with those seeds you scooped out.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about someone encountering a new food.