Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Poached Pumpkin in Syrup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 (2 to 3 pound) pumpkin or banana squash

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 cup tahini

1/2 cup ground walnuts


  1. Seed and peel the pumpkin, then cut into rectangular chunks about 2-inches by 3-inches. Place the pumpkin pieces in a wide heavy pan, sprinkle with the sugar, and cover with the water and lemon juice. Cover the pan and cook over low heat for 1 hour, until pumpkin flesh is tender, occasionally basting with the juices.
  2. Remove pan from the heat and let pumpkin cool in the liquid. Remove pumpkin pieces and arrange on a serving dish. Spoon the syrup from the pan over the pumpkin, drizzle with the tahini and sprinkle with the ground walnuts.

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