Authentic New England Recipe:
Stewed Pumpkin
This standard colonial dish, although spiced like a modern pumpkin pie, is not
served in a crust. Serve as a side vegetable dish.

8 cups peeled and diced pumpkin
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
salt to taste

Put 2 cups of peeled diced pumpkin and ¼ cup of water into a pot and cook
gently over a low heat until they sink down.  Keep adding more pumpkin until
you have used all 8 cups.  When cooked, the pumpkin will be tender and have
kept much of its form, resembling stewed apples.  Do not add more water.  
Remove from heat and add butter, vinegar, brown sugar and spices.  Stir gently
and serve.  Allow plenty of time to cook this dish for it must be done very

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