From picking to eating and carving to decorating, all season long we get to enjoy pumpkins a plenty. The superb superfood is a staple for any Fall Feast and as any foodie knows, pumpkin is a health powerhouse (low in calories, high in fiber and packed with beta carotene and potassium). So with Pumpkins on the brain, I wanted to share Pritikin Executive Chef Anthony Stewart’s super easy recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Wedges – a low calorie (only 35 per serving!) appetizer, snack or side dish that I think your readers will love!
ROASTED PUMPKIN WEDGES
- 1 medium-sized pumpkin (about 5 pounds)
- Generous pinch of cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon apple juice concentrate (Look for 100% apple juice concentrate in the frozen food section of your market.)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Peel pumpkin the same way you would peel melons like honeydew. Cut off top and bottom so that pumpkin "stands" steady on your surface. To keep pumpkin from moving, a wet towel underneath is helpful. Then, going from top to bottom with a sharp knife, filet the skin off. Next, cut pumpkin into long wedges. Remove pulp and seeds.
3. Season your wedges with cinnamon and apple juice concentrate.
4. On a large nonstick baking sheet, bake for 25 minutes or until browned.
5. Serve hot.
Chef Anthony Stewart, Executive Chef
Chef Anthony Stewart has won accolades worldwide, including five gold medals in top culinary competitions, for his masterful use of foodstuffs like fresh seafood and tropical fruit from his native Jamaica. When not in the kitchen, he’s in the classroom, and has inspired thousands of Pritikin guests “to have some fun!”
Published on Oct 19, 2012