Roasted Munchkin Pumpkins

Pumpkin

This is the best Autumn treat and perfect for a family-style meal.


Preparation time: 1 hour 20 minutes (including cooking time)


Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 4 munchkin pumpkins
  • 8 sprigs of lemon thyme
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Kalamata virgin olive oil

Method:

  1. Clean munchkin pumpkins with a wet towel
  2. Preheat oven at 200 degrees celcius
  3. Slice the top off your pumpkins two inches from the top to create a lid
  4. Scoop the seeds and stringy bits and bobs out and discard
  5. Chop the garlic cloves and basil finely, and split evenly into the cavities of the four pumpkins
  6. Add a large pinch of salt and pepper and c. 1 tbsp of olive oil into each cavity
  7. Add two sprigs of lemon thyme into each pumpkin, and pop its hat back on
  8. Place the pumpkins in the oven to cook for 50-60 minutes
  9. Once you have removed from the oven, use a large spoon to scrape the soft pumpkin flesh away from the shell and smash together with the seasonings you added earlier
  10. Enjoy my Little Peas!

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