Pumpkin contains many nutrients needed by the body, so it must enter into the menu of a person who cares about their health and sticks to a healthy diet.
Some may say that pumpkin is not very tasty, but this is not true. Everything depends on you. To prepare a delicious pumpkin and keep up it’s nutritional value, it is best to prepare it in the oven. There are several ways.
Sweet pumpkin in the oven: clean of seeds and peel the pumpkin, then cut into small cubes. Prepare sugar syrup - 2 cups (500 ml) of water with 7 oz (200 g) sugar. When the syrup boils, drop pumpkin cubes in it for 5-7 minutes.
Remove the cubes and place them on a tray. Place in a preheated 360°F (180°C) oven. Bake for about 20-25 minutes. The finished pumpkin is sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Sweet Pumpkin can be prepared in another way: Cut the pumpkin with it’s skin into pieces, arrange the pieces in a baking dish, pour a little water on and place it in a preheated 180 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Remove the pan and sprinkle the pumpkin with sugar, bake for another ten minutes. If you prefer, you can use honey instead of sugar.
Spiced Pumpkin: remove the seeds and skin of the pumpkin. Cut it in thin slices or cubes. Rub each slice with rosemary or basil.
Put the pieces in a baking dish and bake in a preheated 390°F (200°C) oven for about 25-30 minutes. Cover the finished pumpkin with cream and serve as a side dish to meat or seafood.
Baked Pumpkin and apples: the cleaned of crust and seeds pumpkin is cut into small cubes, the clean apple is cut into pieces. Mix the pumpkin and apples with sugar and place in tin foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes in preheated oven at 390°F (200°C).
Pumpkin and apples can be an elegant dessert. Put the clean diced pumpkin and apple slices in a deep saucepan, add a little water and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Leave the pumpkin with apples to cool. During this time, take the yolks of 3 eggs / per 1 kg pumpkin and apple / mix them with sugar. Add a little salt to the egg whites and beat into snow.
To the cooled pumpkin with apples, add the egg yolks and mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased baking dish and pour the beaten whites. Bake for 15-20 minutes in a preheated 390°F (200°C) oven. Serve cold.
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