The possibilities are endless, but pumpkin season is not.
We both enjoyed this and look forward to preparing it again,
before the season is over ~
I thought this recipe sounded delicious as soon as I read it,
and I cautiously tried not to get my hopes up too high.
I have a track record of FFWD recipe results being
inversely related to my expectations.
But I could not help myself. Excited I got.
I love the Fall and this dish is "autumn on a plate".
Not only did I have to try an orange AND a white pumpkin,
but I got so worked up reading Dorie's "Bonne Idees" that
I had to stay focused on which combinations
I was sticking in which pumpkin !
Pear, spinach, craisins, ham - it all sounded wonderful.
I finally decided to make the Dorie version with bacon and add organic spinach (fresh) and craisins. That was for the orange pumpkin.
The white pumpkin was treated to the basic recipe but
with ham substituted for bacon, craisins and a
beautiful red pear. I also used Vermont Cheddar and Swiss.
The heavy cream did not seem to moisten it enough
so I added a bit of half and half.
I adored this recipe.
I will definitely plan to add this to the Thanksgiving table,
provided we have enough oven space to juggle this and a turkey.
Regardless, I will making this versatile recipe over and
over again during pumpkin season.Per Nana :
This is an exceptionally good recipe.
Hubby and I really enjoyed it.
The pumpkin I selected was so cute and weighed
about 4 lbs, so I adjusted the recipe accordingly.
There are only two kinds of pumpkin I am used to.
One sits at the front door for the season, and
the other one is in pie that I purchase.
I have never cut one open or cleaned
out the seeds or stringy insides.
For the stuffing I decided to use a combination
of Gruyere and sharp cheddar cheese that
tasted delicious. Rather than day old bread,
I used a package of fresh potato bread cubes
Crisp bacon and sliced scallions were
added as well as the thyme.
I always seem to make too much stuffing for our
Thanksgiving turkey and bake the rest in a casserole.
While I was baking this recipe I thought how nice
to use a pumpkin instead of the casserole.