Roasted Pumpkin

Recipe inspired by the book “Wyrd Sisters” by Terry Pratchett

“She walked quickly through the darkness with the frank stride of someone who was at least certain that the forest, on this damp and windy night, contained strange and terrible things and she was it.”


“Let him be whoever he thinks he is,” she said. “That’s all anybody could hope for in this world.” Like most people, witches are unfocused in time. The difference is that they dimly realize it, and make use of it. They cherish the past because part of them is still living there, and they can see the shadows the future casts before it. Granny could feel the shape of the future, and it had knives in it.”

“It began at five the next morning. Four men rode through the woods near Granny’s cottage, tethered the horses out of earshot, and crept very cautiously through the mists. The sergeant in charge was not happy in his work. He was a Ramtops man, and wasn’t at all certain about how you went about arresting a witch. He was pretty certain, though, that the witch wouldn’t like the idea. He didn’t like the idea of a witch not liking the idea.”

Roasted Pumpkin

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Roasted Pumpkin
Servings 4


  • 1 small pie pumpkin
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 t kosher salt
  • 1 T adobo from a can of chipotle peppers
  • 1 cup of blackberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut the pumpkin in half from the top to the bottom and scoop out all the seeds with a spoon.
  3. Place the pumpkin cut side up on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and rub the olive oil all over both cut sides (not the skin side) then sprinkle with salt.
  4. Roast for 45-60 minutes until the flesh is soft an pierces easily with a knife (you can also hit it with the broiler for about 2 minutes at the end if you want a little char).
  5. While the pumpkin roasts, in a small saucepan on medium low, heat the blackberries and adobo until it becomes a sauce that coats the back of a spoon, about 15 minutes.
  6. Once the pumpkin is roasted, pull it out and let cool for 5 minutes and then drizzle with the blackberry sauce and serve hot or room temp.


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