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Pumpkin with speck and apple

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for pumpkin with speck and apple.
Pumpkin with speck and apple

Pumpkin with speck and apple

William Meppem

This sweet and sour combination is well matched to the rich smokiness of Eastern European-style sausages.




1.Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat, add pumpkin and cook for 1 minute, then drain and set aside.
2.Combine sugar, vinegar and 250ml water in a wide-based saucepan, bring to a gentle simmer, add pumpkin and spices and cook, gently shaking the pan occasionally (be careful not break up pumpkin), until liquid is thick (10-15 minutes).
3.Meanwhile, heat oil in a frying pan, add onion, speck and sage and sauté until onion is soft and speck is golden (4-5 minutes). Add apple and cook until apple is just tender (3-4 minutes). Add mixture to pumpkin and gently combine. Serve with smoked sausages such as kransky or bockwurst.

Note Speck is available from select butchers. If unavailable, substitute pancetta.


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