Stewed Pompion (Pumpkin)

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Recipe by Charlotte J

Also called an "Ancient New England Standing Dish". This is a delicious recipe for pumpkin, known as "pompions" to English people in the 17th century (as were all squash.) It is one of the earliest written recipes from New England, from a book written by John Josselyn, a traveler to New England in the 1600's. (John Josselyn, Two Voyages to New England.) John Josselyn called this recipe a “standing dish” suggesting that this sort of pumpkin dish was eaten everyday or even at every meal. He called it “ancient” because English housewives had cooked this recipe in New England for a long time. Josselyn also says at the end of this recipe that this food provokes urine and causes gas (windy)!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir and heat all the ingredients together.
  2. Adjust seasonings to taste, and serve hot.

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