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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pumpkin Sage Cream Sauce recipe

Hi y'all! I know it's not kosher in blogland to post a recipe w/out including pictures but I had to share this recipe & I don't have any pictures. I suck at night photos (I'm not a very good photographer even in the best lighting conditions LOL) so last night I reserved some leftovers to grab a shot today, during daylight hours. Then my son came in late & polished them all off! He enjoyed it so much that he even commented this morning that "the pumpkin pasta was good stuff!"

Anyhoo, last night I made a Pumpkin Sage Cream Sauce & served it over pappardelle pasta (you could use any pasta but I think the egg in the papprdelle suits it) w/ a rotisserie chicken (from the grocery store) & a fresh spinach salad. I had a gourmet, seasonal dinner on the table in less that 20 minutes!

The recipe calls for heavy cream (a whole cup!) but the fat content convinced me to use half & half instead. Then I added a bit more parmesan to thicken it some. The pumpkin flavor is subtle so don't let it scare you off.

Pumpkin-Sage Cream Sauce
From Country Living

The flavors and colors of the fall harvest make this a dish you'll enjoy serving year after year. Aromatic sage pairs well with pumpkin purée to become a creamy pasta sauce.

1 cup(s) heavy cream
.5 cup(s) pumpkin purée
.25 cup(s) fresh-grated Parmesan
16 fresh sage leaves, sliced into thin strips
.5 teaspoon(s) salt
.25 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground pepper
1 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter

DIRECTIONS- Combine the cream, pumpkin purée, Parmesan, sage, salt, and pepper in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Simmer the mixture until slightly thickened -- 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Toss with cooked pasta and serve immediately.

I still have some sage leaves left so I will saute them in browned butter & serve it over, you guessed it, pasta.


Jan and Tom's Place said...

mmmmmmmm, sounds like comfort food to me...copied the recipe...will have to try it.

Thanks for the visit and kind words.


Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

This sounds so delicious and elegant! I've printed out and can't wait to try it!

tardevil said...

Ok, you're right a Ho & a pumpkin don't belong together. Was the best I could do...actually couldn't think of another creative way to prop him. Recipe sounds yummy. Maybe I'll get inspired to cook....one day!