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Recipe: Stewed Pumpkin

I went down to do laundry the other day and realized we still had quite a few winter squashes left over from our harvest last Fall. They include a couple of pumpkins. So it got me thinking... what to do what to do.. besides the typical pumpkin pie. Here's an easy recipe for stewed pumpkin - in the crockpot!

1 medium sized pumpkin
4 cups water
1 stick butter (or lactose-free equivalent) in small chunks
1 -2 tablespoons of cider vinegar
1- 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon salt

Take the rind off the pumpkin, and clean out the innards. Cut into chunks and add to the crockpot with the water. Cook on high for 8 hours, until the pumpkin meat is tender. Add the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot and stir until well combined. Cook on low for 2 hours. Adjust spices to taste.

Pumpkin Pie Spice:
I buy this already made at Vitamin Cottage, but it also comes in tins in the spice section of a regular grocery store. You could also make your own from ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon. Use amounts of seasonings to your preference.

Copyright (c) 2009 VP Lawrence-Williams

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