Welcome Fall with this fun recipe for Hasselback Pumpkin with Whipped Lavender Pumpkin Spice Butter!
We are excited to share this fun recipe using small cooking pumpkins. The same idea would work with different kinds of squash so let this be inspiration to try it a variety of ways. Pumpkin is a superfood and is a great source of potassium, beta-carotene, calcium and magnesium, as well as vitamins E, C and some B vitamins. That's a whole lot of healthy going on!
To make the hasselback pumpkin you will need to cut your pumpkin in half, discarding all the seeds and pulp. Set it aside why you make the whipped butter recipe.
Whipped Lavender Pumpkin Spice Butter
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3 Tbl. Lavender Simple Syrup ( or lavender honey)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp Culinary Lavender
In a small mixing bowl combine all your butter, lavender simple syrup (or honey), pumpkin pie spice and culinary lavender. With a hand held mixer blend until smooth and set aside.
To prepare the Hasselback Pumpkin
Slice your pumpkin into 1/2 inch slices across the top of your pumpkin (open side down on cutting board). Make sure you do not cut all the way through the pumpkin, but stop about 1/2 inch from the bottom. Place on baking sheet lined with a silpat mat or greased cookie sheet. Bake your pumpkin for about 20 minutes, removed from oven and carefully with a fork separate each layer and with a knife spread your whipped butter generously between each layer. Place back into oven for an additional 15-20 minutes or until pumpkin is tender. Remove pumpkin from oven and place on serving platter, drizzle with your melted butter on pan or place any leftover butter on top and let melt. Garnish with lavender sprigs, culinary bud and chopped walnut. If you have a sweet tooth drizzle a thin stream of lavender simple syrup over top.
With any leftover Whipped Lavender Pumpkin Spice Butter use on your morning toast, waffles, pancakes or scones.
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Enjoy and explore the world of culinary lavender!
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking. I like to say, "where nature meets gourmet".