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Sunday Small Bites - pumpkin

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Our ingredient of the week was selected by Deborah of the blog Old Shoes - New Trip. Thanks, Deborah!

I chose to make a pumpkin chutney. This is an amazing recipe with a creamy sweet/savory combination. It can be served as an appetizer with crackers or with slices of baguette or saved for dessert, like we did with a bit more chutney on the side.

I have some leftover chutney and I’m thinking that it will go great with chicken or pork.

Pumpkin Chutney

Ingredients

1 pound pumpkin flesh, preferably a sweet type pumpkin (I used an organic sugar pumpkin)
2 tablespoons good quality extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 large onion, preferably Walla Walla, Maui or other sweet onion
1 clove garlic, well minced
3 tablespoons white vinegar
3 quarter-size slices fresh ginger
Dash cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apricot jam
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 lemon, juiced
1 red chile, any kind or your preference, leave whole and pick out after cooking
Brie cheese

Directions

Put all the ingredients into a pot and cook slowly on low heat until thick. It will take between 2-3 hours for all the ingredients to become soft and blended together. Some pumpkins are dryer than others, so if it appears too dry then add no more than a 1/2 cup of apple cider or apple juice.
Cut off the top of a brie cheese. Top with the pumpkin chutney. Bake it in 325 degrees for about 5 to 10 minute or until the cheese inside the rind is melted.

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Comments (7)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Maria, your dish looks really delicious. And what a wonderful mix of flavorful ingredients. I can see how it would make a great appetizer and dessert dish. It has a beautiful presentation too.

Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful Sunday!

This looks so good! I would never have thought of making a chutney with pumpkin. I'll have to print off this recipe and give it a try-it's nice to find something so unusual also.

nancyhol:

The chutney with the brie sounds wonderful! Thank you for a very interesting recipe.

I love chutney but pumpkin is one I haven't tried. I hope to make this over the holidays - it looks and sounds great.

amy:

I *love* this!

Maria,
This looks and sounds so delicious!I would love to make it one day.

Take care!

Anne:

Ooo, I love chutney! Haven't tried pumpkin though...certainly sounds yummy!

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