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5 great pumpkin recipes

By: Enrique Gili on Oct. 8, 2012, 6:15 p.m.
Honey glazed slices of pumpkin on a baking sheet

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Sweet and Sour Pumpkin

An easy recipe that's as simple as stirring and watching with a nod to Mario Batali.

Sweet and Sour Pumpkin

Prep time: 25 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Yield: Serves 2-4


  • 1/2 sugar pumpkin
  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Handful basil leaves, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped fine
  • Dash sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Sprigs mint, optional garnish
Cooking directions
  1. Cut pumpkin into 1/2-inch wedges.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and sautee about 2 minutes or until fragrant. Remove garlic.
  4. Add pumpkin wedges. Cook until tender, turning golden brown. Flipping wedges once, about 10 minutes.
  5. Drizzle honey then vinegar over pumpkin. Cook until the liquids are reduced. Add basil and mint. Shake pan, turning ingredients. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper to taste. Plate and serve.