Saturday, October 15, 2011

Caramelized Pumpkin with Maple Sugar and Ginger


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.

3 comments:

Victoria said...

Looks really good.
Does the type of pumpkin matter? And what's the prep time?

Pooja Singh said...

I don not like pumpkin much, but it is looking so yummy.

Natasha said...

Victoria, I would recommend pie pumpkin or butternut squash.
Thanks for stopping by guys!
Natasha