Here is an easy recipe for caramelized pumpkin which is absolutely delicious on a salad or as a side dish. The maple sugar used here is from the Sand Man at the Minneapolis Farmers' market. However, if you cannot find maple sugar, brown sugar is a good substitute.
Caramelized Pumpkin with Maple Sugar and Ginger
2 cups diced pumpkin
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp maple sugar*
1 tsp grated, fresh ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the diced pumpkin. (Try to arrange the pumpkin in a single layer so that the cubes cook evenly. ) Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, being careful not to crush the pumpkin cubes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the maple sugar, ginger and cinnamon.
*Brown sugar can be substituted for maple sugar.