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Method Prep:10min › Cook:30min › Ready in:40min
Peel and quarter the pumpkin and remove the seeds. Dice the pumpkin and cook it in a saucepan with boiling salted water for 10-15 minutes. Then drain well.
Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
Melt the butter in a pan, add the drained pumpkin, season with nutmeg, salt and cayenne then toss the butter for 5 minutes.
Butter a baking dish, place the pumpkin in this, cover with grated cheese and place dabs of butter on the top.
Bake in preheated oven till nicely browned on top. A few breadcrumbs may be scattered on top with the grated cheese if desired.
Pumpkin may also be sauced and served as a vegetable, or made into a puree, mixed with cooked rice and well seasoned with the beaten yolks of 2 eggs or a little cream to which pepper and salt has been added. Grated cheese may also be added to sauté pumpkin, allowing 1 oz (30g) cheese to 450g (1 lb) pumpkin.