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"Fantastic. It could use some fat though. I would add a stick or half of butter cut in cubes before pureeing. After all, it is for the Holidays. I hope Sabrina doesn't get mad at Chuck for taking credit for this recipe. After all, it's her recipe, according to the episode, "Chuckmas".""
"Brushing the pumpkins with oil just dirties up another utensil. I roasted the pumpkins without this step and they came out beautiful as the natural oils in the pumpkin skin were coaxed out during the roast yielding a nice golden brown coloration. AB says he does this to help with heat absorption. My pumpkin (without the oil) was perfectly cooked after 1.5 hours. In fact, roasting another 30 min uncovered after adding the goats milk cheese would have been a waste of time if I would have followed these directions exactly. I just added some of the scraped pumpkin flesh after the 1.5 hour roast, along with some crumbled goat milk cheese and herbs, then buzzed it. The residual heat in the liquid melted the cheese perfectly as I buzzed it with the stick blender.