Roasted Pumpkin with Cheese Fondue

1 x 15 inch gluten free (or gluten-full) baguette – slice in ½ inch slices

2  medium sized sugar pie pumpkins

salt

1 ½ C heavy cream

1 C veggie stock

½ t nutmeg

½ t black pepper

6 oz grated gruyere cheese (can sub gouda or other similar cheese)

6 oz grated emmental cheese

1T olive oil

 

Put a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 450. Follow recipe exactly and it comes out great.

Arrange baguette slices in a single layer on a cookie sheet and toast until crisp – bread will still be pale – about 7 minutes

Cut off top of pumpkin in a 3” circle around the stem and scrape out the seeds and fibers. Sprinkle inside the pumpkin with ½ t salt

Whisk cream, stock, nutmeg, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix cheeses in another bowl.

Put a layer of bread in the bottom of the pumpkin and cover with 1 cup of cheese and ½ cup of cream mixture. Continue layering until the pumpkin is filed to about 1/4  from the top. Use all the cream mixture, you may have some bread and cheese left over.

Cover pumpkin with its top and put in a small oiled roasting pan. Brush the pumpkin with the olive oil, cover and bake on convection until it is tender and puffed, about 1 – 1 ½ hours, or bake uncovered without convection. Both ways work fine.

Serve by scooping into bowls, including bread, cheese and pumpkin.

Recipe from Gourmet Magazine and it’s AMAZING!

 

 

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