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4 cups cubed pumpkin
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
8 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup aged hard cheese, finely grated

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl, toss pumpkin cubes with olive oil, herbs and pepper until evenly coated.
Place seasoned pumpkin in a shallow baking dish and bake 60-90 minutes or
until easily pierced by a fork. Remove from oven.
This may be done up to 24 hours in advance,then covered and left at room temperature.
Top baked pumpkin with grated cheese and return to oven to melt cheese.
If a crispy topping is desired, heat until cheese is browned.
Serve hot or at room temperature.
Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

Copyright © 2012 Stefanie Samara Hamblen