There may be a little science behind pumpkin season. Nutrient-rich and packed with Vitamins A & C, pumpkin can actually help boost your immune system. Seemingly common sense that this winter squash, which also happens to be high in fiber and low in carbs, debuts when the weather turns nippy and the festive holiday season arrives. This simple recipe requires a little patience in the pan, but the result is delicious, especially slathered with warm apple butter.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
Brush pumpkin with one teaspoon olive oil and arrange on prepared baking sheet.
Roast for 40 minutes, until pumpkin is tender.
Let cool, then remove skins.
In a small bowl, mash cooked pumpkin with a fork.
Add remaining ingredients, except olive oil, mixing well.
Heat remaining olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
Add 1 tablespoon of pumpkin mixture to skillet, repeating with remaining mixture.
Other than reshaping sides, do not disturb.
Fry until set and golden, about 5 minutes.
Flip and cook until the second side is golden, about 5 additional minutes.
Serve warm with apple butter.