Submitted by Sam_I_Am.
- 2 Pie Pumpkins
- 2 Leeks
- 1/2 C Hazelnuts
I cut the pumpkin in quarters, then cut the quarters into roughly straight hunks (pictured right). Then I cut them into slices with the mandolin set on the thickest setting (left).
Do the cookie cutter trick again, this time with a much smaller disk.
Toss the disks in olive oil and salt. Roast in a sheet pan for half an hour at 350.
Coarsely chop the leeks. Mince the sage. Sweat with the sage in 3 T of butter.
Roast, hull, and chop the hazelnuts. Butter the sides of a baking dish, and layer with (leek, cheese, pumpkin, leek, cheese, pumpkin, hazelnuts). (I only used half the tube of goatcheese pictured below.)
You've seen hazelnuts before; I just really liked this picture.
Pour in the cream and bake at 325 for 40 minutes.
It's a shame this wasn't such a photogenic dish, because it tasted great. (Goat cheese makes everything taste better. ) It might have been my favorite from the pumpkin list.