Poached Pumpkin in Syrup
1 x Pumpkin or banana squash - (2 to 3 lbs)
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Water
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup Tahini
1/2 cup Ground walnuts
* Seed and peel the pumpkin, then cut into rectangular chunks about 2 inches by 3 inches. Place the pumpkin pieces in a wide heavy pan, sprinkle with the sugar, and cover with the water and lemon juice. Cover the pan and cook over low heat for 1 hour, until pumpkin flesh is tender, occasionally basting with the juices.
* Remove pan from the heat and let pumpkin cool in the liquid. Remove pumpkin pieces and arrange on a serving dish. Spoon the syrup from the pan over the pumpkin, drizzle with the tahini and sprinkle with the ground walnuts.
* This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.