• 26 Ratings

This is a tasty way to have pumpkin in a savory, rather than sweet, dish.



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  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Rub a 2-quart gratin dish with garlic clove, and generously spread with butter. Set aside.

  • Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper, and stir until crumbs have separated, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in parsley. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, thyme, and chives. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer pumpkin mixture to prepared dish.

  • In a small saucepan, combine cream and nutmeg. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 5 minutes. Pour cream over pumpkin mixture.

  • Transfer gratin dish to oven, and bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven; stir gently. Return to oven, and bake until cream has thickened and is bubbling, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven.

  • Turn on broiler. Sprinkle gratin with the reserved breadcrumb mixture, and broil until deep golden brown, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Cheese pumpkins have light-brown or tan skins and orange flesh. If you cannot find this variety, substitute a variety of orange squash, like butternut.


26 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 4
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