Watch Cooking Channel

Fall Appetizer: Pumpkin Gyoza

Fall is in the air and with pumpkins inspiring us everywhere we turn, we’re continually looking to create new pumpkin recipes. This is also the season of parties, which means making rock-star appetizers to feed our partying masses. A holiday party isn’t complete without a roster of appetizers that are not only delicious, but that also make it easy on the cooking and planning side.

Crispy warm gyozas are loved because they’re quick, satisfying bites and, most importantly, they can be made ahead of time. With a bit of planning, you can cook the gyozas ahead of time and just warm them up in the oven before serving. We’ve never had anyone turn down room-temperature gyozas before, so don’t worry if they sit out for a while. It’s guaranteed they’ll be gobbled up before you can get the next batch out of the warming oven.

Pumpkin Gyoza

This dish is a wonderful sweet and savory combination, bursting with flavors and textures for your fall table. The slightly sweet pumpkin filling with hints of warm cinnamon in a crisp wrapper is addictive. But when you dip that into a savory tangy ginger soy dip, what you have is a symphony of delicious flavors on the palate. To make this dish even more exciting, you can amp it up with some spice from fresh chiles or with your favorite hot sauce.

Pumpkin Gyoza

The end product would be a fabulous sweet, salty, spicy and tangy explosion of flavors that will make everyone come back for more. Make sure you plan accordingly and prepare plenty ahead of time, because each one of your guests will easily devour 4-5 per person. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Gyoza Recipe
Makes about two-and-a-half dozen gyoza.

  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • Approximately 1.5-inch knob of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 package gyoza (dumpling) wrapper
  • Small bowl of water for sealing gyoza edges
  • About 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil for searing gyoza bottom

Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 1-inch knob of ginger, grated or finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar

In small bowl, combine dipping sauce ingredients and set aside.

In medium bowl, combine pumpkin puree, grated ginger, cinnamon and chili powder and mix well.

Place about 1 heaping teaspoon of pumpkin filling into center of each wrapper. Do not overfill. Brush a bit of water on edges of wrapper and gently fold the dumpling wrapper. Pinch edges in the center of the arc to seal. To get the folded edges, gently create several folds on one side of the wrapper and pinch it to the flat side to seal.

Heat large saucepan on medium heat and add about 1 tablespoon of oil, or until pan is lightly coated with oil. Gently place gyoza with bottoms down on pan. Cook the gyoza until the bottoms are crisp. Gently add about 1 tablespoon of water into pan (caution — it will splatter with the remaining oil in the pan), swirl to let water coat the whole bottom of pan, then quickly place lid on.

Continue cooking gyoza for about 5 minutes or until water has evaporated and gyoza are steamed to a soft touch.

Serve with dipping sauce.

Pumpkin Gyoza

Todd Porter and Diane Cu are professional food and travel photographers who publish the popular food blog White on Rice. Their lives have always been about love, family, friends, sharing, exploring and food. 

More appetizers perfect for Thanksgiving:

Tags:

Comments (2534)

  1. private investigator SG posted 12/13/2012

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  2. personal blog posted 12/13/2012

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  3. Flat Stomach Foods posted 12/13/2012

    Sites we like…

    the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the…

  4. dvd to avi mac posted 12/14/2012

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  5. drug rehab centers posted 12/14/2012

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  6. bad credit loans posted 12/14/2012

    Great website…

    please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web…

  7. Blogs you should be reading…

    please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web…

  8. Cash Flow posted 12/15/2012

    Online Article…

    Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed underneath are the latest sites that we choose…

  9. money investment posted 12/15/2012

    The Absent Game…

    Concerning me and my husband we have owned additional MP3 gamers through the years than I can count, like Sansas, iRivers, iPods (basic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few ages I’ve settled down to one line of players….

  10. villas samui posted 12/15/2012

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  11. lida hizli zayiflama posted 12/15/2012

    Online Article…

    Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed above are the latest sites that we choose…

  12. green coffee bean extract posted 12/15/2012

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]……

  13. HCG Diet Programs posted 12/16/2012

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  14. shipping discounts posted 12/16/2012

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  15. Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  16. Property on Mars posted 12/16/2012

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  17. Used Cars in York Pa posted 12/16/2012

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  18. Cheap Herbal Incense posted 12/16/2012

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]……

  19. Cheap Herbal Incense posted 12/16/2012

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  20. electronic devices posted 12/16/2012

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  21. Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  22. How To Prospect MLM posted 12/17/2012

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  23. Magnetic Sponsoring posted 12/17/2012

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

  24. auto insurance quotes posted 12/17/2012

    Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]……

  25. Tocoginecologia em Macapá posted 12/17/2012

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  26. pevonia posted 12/17/2012

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]……

  27. prize wheel advantage posted 12/17/2012

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  28. Pembroke pines dental posted 12/17/2012

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  29. Koh samui villa posted 12/18/2012

    Sources…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]……

  30. lida posted 12/18/2012

    Blogs you should be reading…

    please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web…

  31. jasa seo murah posted 12/18/2012

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  32. funeral posted 12/18/2012

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  33. lida posted 12/18/2012

    Websites we think you should visit…

    we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out…

  34. Bret Giannitti posted 12/18/2012

    Great website…

    please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web…

  35. Clothes posted 12/18/2012

    Great website…

    please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web…

  36. Famous Artists posted 12/18/2012

    Cool sites…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]……

  37. lida posted 12/19/2012

    Websites you should visit…

    Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose…

  38. market leader seo posted 12/19/2012

    Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  39. what is options trading posted 12/19/2012

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  40. ipad posted 12/20/2012

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  41. jfd98ayhcimg posted 12/20/2012

    Websites we think you should visit…

    we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out…

  42. internet marketing posted 12/20/2012

    Websites worth visiting…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]……

  43. training management systems posted 12/20/2012

    So cool…

    The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available…

  44. Cam to cam posted 12/21/2012

    Sources…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]……

  45. VPS web hosting posted 12/21/2012

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  46. poll posted 12/21/2012

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  47. NZ car loans posted 12/21/2012

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  48. around the world travel posted 12/21/2012

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  49. www.hhs.gov posted 12/21/2012

    Cool sites…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]……

  50. lida posted 12/21/2012

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c