From my first recipe book ‘Eating For The Seasons’.
This recipe is perfect for Xmas Day. Maple syrup has been shown to benefit our heart, and help to balance our blood sugar.
This is a good way to get the kids to eat pumpkin. Adults, however, will need no convincing. This dish is very high in zinc, which is an essential mineral for skin, nails, hair, immune and reproductive systems, and your digestion. Pepitas are the inside part of the pumpkin seed and will add a lovely crunch to every bite.
½ JAPANESE PUMPKIN, SKIN LEFT ON, CUT INTO WEDGES
1/2 CUP MAPLE SYRUP
½ CUP PEPITAS
Place the pumpkin on a baking tray and coat with the syrup. Bake in a moderate oven for about 15 minutes, then sprinkle over the pepitas. Bake for another 5 minutes or until golden brown.