Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

One of the best ways to cook pumpkin is to make a flan. This is also the way to make children taste this vegetable of the cucurbit family in a very simple way. You know very well that some of them do not appreciate it too much. But with this recipe, everyone loves it. Of tropical origin, pumpkins thrive best in rich, light soil. It needs heat to grow. Despite this, this seasonal vegetable can be found all over the world. How about learning how to make pumpkin flan?

One of the best ways to cook pumpkin is to make a flan. This is also the way to make children taste this vegetable of the cucurbit family in a very simple way. You know very well that some of them do not appreciate it too much. But with this recipe, everyone loves it. Of tropical origin, pumpkins thrive best in rich, light soil. It needs heat to grow. Despite this, this seasonal vegetable can be found all over the world. How about learning how to make pumpkin flan?


A little history of the pumpkin


The pumpkin comes from tropical, warm and temperate regions, especially South America. It was introduced to Europe around the 16th century by the Portuguese. It is a vegetable plant, which stands out because of its edible fruit once it is ripe. This seasonal vegetable is one of the five common types of squash. Unlike a pumpkin, which has a round shape, it has a more or less flattened appearance. The flesh is not very stringy and has a sweet and tasty taste.


This seasonal product is cultivated with seeds of different sizes and flat shapes. It reproduces by sowing and is a herbaceous plant with a long, creeping, vigorous stem and large, heart-shaped leaves. It is a cold-weather vegetable and requires a lot of heat and water. It grows well in light soil, and even better in compost.


The best features of the pumpkin


Belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family, the pumpkin is a plant characterised by its sweetness and creaminess. Its melt-in-the-mouth flavours can be used to great effect in a variety of dishes. This vegetable represents rustic cuisine and adds a touch of nobility to the finest dishes. Its thick, creamy flesh is very popular in gratins, soups, pies, flans and quiches.


The consumption of pumpkin has many beneficial effects due to its high nutritional and taste values. This seasonal product is rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, trace elements, starch and natural sugars. In addition, it has a high carotene content. This makes it a perfect food for healthy eyes and skin.


How to prepare a delicious pumpkin flan?


As a starter with a green salad or as a main course with meat, the recipe for pumpkin flan is an opportunity to make a change from the famous pumpkin soup. To do this, you need certain ingredients, including :

  • Pumpkin
  • Whole or semi-skimmed milk
  • Cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flour
  • Nutmeg
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Grated Gruyere cheese


First, prepare the pumpkin by removing the seeds, skin and strands and cut into cubes. These can be cooked in boiling water or sautéed in butter, depending on the desired taste. Once soft, put the vegetable with the milk, flour and cream through a fine grinder or blender.


Pour the mixture into a bowl and add butter, cheese, beaten eggs, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Then put it in the preheated oven. Serve hot or warm.


Bon Appétit!

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