Ancient New England Standing Pumpkin Dish

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Sackville

This dish is spiced like a pumpkin pie, but not served in a crust. It dates from the 17th century and would have been eaten by the early Plymouth colonists or even among the well-to-do in England. I must admit, I haven't tried this yet so I really can't give much guidance on cooking times or servings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put 2 cups of peeled diced pumpkin and 1/4 cup of water into a pot and cook gently over a low heat until they sink down.
  2. Keep adding more pumpkin until you have used all 8 cups.
  3. When cooked, the pumpkin will be tender and have kept much of its form, resembling stewed apples.
  4. Do not add more water.
  5. Remove from the heat and add butter, vinegar, brown sugar and spices.
  6. Stir gently and serve.
  7. Allow plenty of time to cook this dish.
  8. It must be done very slowly.

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