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Pumpkin Panini

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Ingredients
  Pumpkin 5 Pound
  Mozzarella 4 Ounce
  Grated reggiano parmigiano 2 Ounce
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Thyme sprig 8
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sea salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Pre heat oven to 400 F. With a large knife or chainsaw (just kidding) cut the top of the pumpkin and remove all the seeds and other mush.. Then cut pumpkin into 3 to 4 inch wide segments. Remove skin of pumpkin with a potato peeler or peering knife. Cut into the pumpkin with a 2.5 inch dough cutter to make cylinders. Cut cylinders into ¼ inch slices.
Place some aluminum foil out on a cookie sheet and spread butter on sheet. Place pumpkin slices on the sheet and drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and fresh thyme. Cover sheet with another piece of foil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until softened. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for a few minutes. Slice your mozzarella into ¼ wide pieces and place in between two slices of pumpkin. Crown with some grated parmigiano reggiano and place back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Remove and place on a plate, garnish with fresh thyme.

*Note: The mozzarella should be not as large as the pumpkin slices to avoid excess cheese run off when cooked.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Cheesy
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin

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