I read about a Turkish dessert of pumpkin cubes baked with a lot of sugar. It looked interesting but too sweet. I thought that since pumpkin and apples come into season at about the same time why not put them together and decrease the sugar. I expected it would be good, so I brought my first try to a lunch at Hand Hollow Farm, a CSA in Columbia County NY. To my surprise it was fabulous. Ellen Poggi, the farmer, the next day described the apples pieces as sweet little pillows.
I had a 4½ pound cheese pumpkin and used ¼ of it to make this dessert. Both apples and pumpkins are round so you will not get nice neat cubes unless you waste a great deal of delicious food. I used the odd shape chunks both produce.
6 to 8
Butter for pan
pumpkin - peeled
large Courtland Apples
confectioners sugar - vanilla sugar if you have it