Roasted pumpkin

Adapted from steamy kitchen

1/2 pumpkin, cut in slices
olive oil
cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves

Drizzle with oil then sprinkle on salt and spices. Roast at 400 deg F (225 deg C) for 25 minutes.


Pumpkin pie

img_0342Adapted from Simply Recipes

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of ginger
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves (we ground with mortar & pestle)
pinch of ground cardamon (we didn’t have)
lemon zest from 1/2 a lemon
2 eggs plus the yolk of a third egg
2 cups of canned pumpkin purée
1 can of evaporated milk
1 good pie crust

Preheat your oven to 425°F. Mix dry ingredients (sugar & spice) and zest. Beat eggs. Mix wet ingredients (pumpkin and dairy). Pour filling into pie shell. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, lower the temperature to 350°F. Bake for 45-55 minutes more, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for two hours. Serve.


Roasted pumpkin seeds

Adapted from Simply Recipes and Food Network

olive oil
1 pumpkin’s worth of seeds
a bit of coconut oil, melted
maple syrup/molasses
a pinch of ground cinnamon
a pinch of fine sea salt

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Scrape seeds out and rinse in cold water. Simmer in salted water for 10 minutes. Dry. Coat in olive oil. Bake at 180°C for ten minutes, or until lightly browned. We tried to a savory spice mix of paprika, cumin, truffle salt, pepper, and cayenne for kick.


Butternut squash and caramelized onion galette

Adapted from smitten kitchen

1 pastry dough (I prefer quiche)
1 small squash / Hokkaido pumpkin
2 glugs of olive oil
75 g of butter
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced in half-moons
a pinch of salt
a pinch of sugar
a dash of cayenne, or to taste
fontina cheese (about 70 g), cut into small bits
some sage

I used a Flammkuchen crust, which is not as nice as the quiche crust. Quite flavorful! I also threw a couple slices of scamorza on top, just to melt them, but 30 min. in the oven was too long for them at 200 deg C. ^_^