2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

1 medium ripe but firm mamey, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup cider vinegar

2 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



In medium sauté pan over moderate heat, heat oil until hot but not smoking. Add onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 7 to 9 minutes. Add mamey and vinegar and cook, stirring frequently, until mamey is tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and allspice and simmer gently until sugar is melted and mixture is slightly thickened and syrupy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Transfer chutney to serving dish and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.




yields 1 flan



8          ounces             calabaza (pumpkin)

1          14 oz can         sweetened condensed milk

1          12 oz can         evaporated milk

8          whole                eggs

2          teaspoons        vanilla

3/4       cup                    sugar, for caramel



Place the sugar in the flan mold, and place in a 400ºF oven cook until the sugar liquefies and turns a brown color.  Remove from the oven and set aside until it cools completely.


Cut the calabaza in half removing all the seeds, then cut the calabaza halves in quarters and place skin side down in a sheet pan, cover the sheet pan with foil paper, place in a 400ºF oven and roast until soft and a knife inserted goes thru easy, around 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven, uncover and set aside to let it cool.  With a spoon scoop the calabaza from the skin and place it in a food processor.  Pureé until the calabaza is almost liquid, add rest of the ingredients and puree until mixture is smooth.  Pour the flan mixture into the mold, cover with foil paper and place in the center of a hotel pan in a 350ºF oven, pour water halfway up the sides and bake for 1 1/2 -2  hours or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and allow the flan to cool completely.




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