I have had this pumpkin recipe on my radar for quite some time but not the opportunity to make it. My family is not as keen on squash as I am unless it is baked into a pie. I was hosting a Friendsgiving meal and thought this was a great opportunity to make this recipe.
The biggest challenge with this recipe is finding the right pumpkin. Jack-o-latern pumpkins are readily available during the Halloween season but those are not good for eating. I found most stores did carry sugar babies which are for baking. My pumpkin was slightly under the three pound recommendation so all of my filling did not fit.
This was the surprise hit of the meal, even the kids liked it. The children did not know you could eat pumpkin. I opted to make small slices for everyone instead of mixing it together. Next time I will make two.
The recipe is available from Epicurious and Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan page 364. I think this would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving meal.