119 – Pumpkin & Walnut Stuffing Recipe – Cooking Essentials

Feb 25, 2015 | Appetizers

Prep time :

Cook time :

Serves :

4

Complexity :

medium

Ingredients :

  • 4 pounds of pumpkin (weighted with the skin)
  • 2 cups of walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • a pinch of saffron
  • 3 tablespoons of butter

Directions :

Preparing the pumpkin stuffing:
1- Remove the seeds from the pumpkin.
2- Place the pumpkin on a microwavable place, cover with a plastic wrap, and microwave for 15 minutes or until it becomes soft.
Note: if you dont have a microwave, you can cut the pumpkin into chunks and cook them in boiling water.
3- Remove the skin of the pumpkin, and cut the pumpkin pulp into chunks.
4- On medium heat, melt the butter in a flat pan. Add the pumpkin.
5- Cook the pumpkin for 30 minutes, while stirring from time to time and mashing it with a fork until you get a puree.
6- After 30 minutes, add the spices, sugar, and honey to the pumpkin.
7- Let the pumpkin cook for another 20-30 minutes until the mixture becomes dry. Once dry, taste the pumpkin filling and adjust the spices accordingly.
8- Chop the walnuts.
9- Mix the walnuts and the pumpkin puree together.
Note: This stuffing can be served as a side dish or be used for stuffing.

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