How to Make Spanish Style Pumpkin Dessert
Would you like to try a quintessentially Valencian dessert? Try this roast pumpkin recipe that you're sure to love. It's simple, delicious and, what's more, nutritious. Pumpkin has many health benefits thanks to its high content of vitamins A, B and C, and minerals such as boron, calcium, iron and magnesium. Here at OneHowTo.com, we'll show you how to make roast pumpkin.
Let's get started with this delicious roast pumpkin recipe. The first thing is to wash the pumpkin and dry well. Once completely clean and dry, proceed to carefully cut the pumpkin lengthwise. Take care when doing so because the skin is very hard. Use a large, sharp knife. Once you have cut the pumpkin, you should start removing all the seeds.
Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F) and, while it heats, place the pumpkin in an oven-proof dish. Now, find a baking tray large enough for all the pumpkin slices. Place greaseproof paper on the tray and place the pumpkin on top. When the oven is ready, place the pumpkin inside and bake for approximately 2 hours, though this will depend on the size of the pumpkin and the oven's output.
It is recommended that you monitor the entire cooking process to see how it progresses. After an hour in the oven, mix a little bit of sugar with some cinnamon and sprinkle over the pumpkin. Close the oven again so that it continues to bake.
As has been advised previously, keep an eye on the pumpkin as it cooks. Typically, when it's browned, it's ready. To be sure, open the oven and prick the pumpkin with a knife to check if the texture is soft. If you see that it needs to be cooked a little longer, turn the top part of the oven up to 180 or 200°C (375-400°F), to give it one final boost to cook until you see that it is ready.
Adding sugar and cinnamon is entirely optional as pumpkins for roasting are generally pretty sweet naturally. But still, it's always a nice touch for those with a sweet tooth. Once the pumpkin is cooked, let it cool. To serve, you could try adding a little bit of honey or even a drop of Muscat, you'll see how simply exquisite it tastes.
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