Pumpkin Gratin

Serves 4

1.8kg (4lb) pumpkin, peeled and deseeded

50g (2oz) parmesan cheese, grated

50g (2oz) fresh breadcrumbs

50g (2oz) pecan nuts, roughly chopped

2 tbsp chopped thyme leaves

50g (2oz) butter, melted

Preheat oven to 200°C /400°F/Gas mark 6 Cut pumpkin into 2.5cm (1in) thick wedges.

Place in a lightly buttered ovenproof dish. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Mix together Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, pecans, thyme and seasoning in a bowl.

Sprinkle evenly over pumpkin. Then drizzle over melted butter.

Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, until pumpkin is tender and topping is golden. Serve immediately.

TIP: Rather than Parmesan, crumble over some blue cheese if you prefer.