|On the 31st of OctoberI carved a pumpkin to put out |
front. Instead of putting a lit candle inside, like I normally
do, I decided, instead, to light the jack-o-lantern with
battery-operated tea lights.
|On November 1st, not being able to bear the thought of letting all that fresh pumpkin go to waste, I chopped it in half and put it in a metal pan, face-side up.|
|Next I covered both halves with aluminum foil and roasted the pumpkin in a 325 degree oven for an hour and a half.|
|After it was nice and tender, I removed the foil and |
allowed the pumpkin to cool. Then, I cut the pumpkin
into pieces, peeled away the skin, and put the
pieces in the food processor.
|I processed the pumpkin until it turned into a |
nice, smooth, creamy puree.
|Next, I measured the puree out into batches, added brown sugar, honey, lemon juice, and spices and let the sweet and sticky mixture simmer on low until thick.|