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Poached Pumpkin with Sesame and Cloves



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  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 8 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1/2 butternut pumpkin, peeled, rectangle slices
  • Handful of sour cherries
  • Mint leaves to serve
  • Sesame seeds, toasted, to serve
  • Pine nuts, toasted, to serve
  • Vanilla ice cream to serve

Recipe's preparation

  1. Toast sesame seeds and pine nuts in TMX bowl then set aside.

    Place sugar in TMX bowl and mill 10 secons on speed 10.  Add water, sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, pumpkin and sour cherries and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until pumpkin is tender and liquid has become syrup - 8 mins on 100 degrees reverse/speed 2, then check to see if you need the extra two minutes.

    Remove all spices and place pumpkin and syrup on a serving plate. Place plate in the freezer for 2-3 minutes to cool.

    Serve pumpkin topped with mint leaves, sesame seeds, pine nuts and two scoops of ice cream.



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Presented by Shane Delia on Ready Steady Cook (Network 10, Australia), to showcase pumpkin.  Converted for the Thermomix by Roslyn Teirney.  Shane recommends 1/8 pumpkin but he did not say what sort.  I used butternut pumpkin and found there was enough syrup for half a small butternut pumpkin. 

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  • This is a very nice dessert,

    Submitted by Rainie on 5. September 2015 - 22:10.

    This is a very nice dessert, I slightly overcooked the Pumpkin, but loved the flavours in the  sauce!



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