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Mushroom Bourguignonne in a Whole Pumpkin

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“A lovely dish to serve on a cool fall evening! Adapted from Vegetarian Times cookbook, you're in for a treat! French, New England, Mid Atlantic”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Carve a 3-4 inch zigzagged circle in the top of the pumpkin or squash with a sharp knife, remove the top. If the peel is too thick to cut easily, bake the pumpkin at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes to soften it. Remove and discard the seeds, and use a large spoon to scrape out the strings.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onions in water for a few minutes. Add the mushrooms and celery, cover and simmer for a few minutes, until they have begun to release their juices. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Then add 2 cups red wine and the remaining ingredients, and cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F Pour the stew into the pumpkin and place it in a large, shallow dish(a baking dish or pie plate) and put the top of the pumpkin on. Bake until the pumpkin is very soft, about 1 hour. While baking, stir the stew a few times, adding the remaining 1/2 cup wine if too much liquid evaporates or is absorbed.
  4. To serve, spoon out some stew and scrape out some of the pumpkin onto each plate. Enjoy!

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