This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Pumpkin stuffed with everything good – I mean, how can you resist?) is destined to become an autumnal favourite in our house. I made it after a very long weekend of cooking and baking and as I glanced at my list, noticing that I still had this one last thing to do, I wondered could I be bothered. Well, in fact, there’s no bother at all in this dish – it took me about 15 minutes to organise then it cooked in the oven for about 2 hours on its own.
Basically a pumpkin, scooped out and stuffed with bread, cheese, bacon, herbs and a little cream, this dish presents beautifully on the table (though not sure why my beautiful bright orange pumpkin skin went orangey-brown Oh well) and when you pull off the lid it definitely has the WOW factor. Filling the house with wonderful aromas as it cooks is a bonus – it makes the house just *feel* cozier. I can imagine this would be an awesome dish to eat on our front porch next Monday as we shiver away, handing out candy.
I love that the filling combines with the cooked pumpkin flesh to create a sweet flavour to counter the sharp of the cheese and the salty of the bacon.
I took these pictures of it as it came out of the oven as I was unsure if it would hold together when it was cut into slices. I was lucky, it did, but by then it was way too dark (and I was way too hungry) to take a photo. So you’ll just have to trust me on this that it was a fabulous looking dish that tasted wonderful too! Even a couple of days later, the leftovers held together as they were re-heated. Another winner, thanks Dorie!
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