Pumpkin and Pecorino Gratin


2 slices white sandwich bread
1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
kosher salt and ground black pepper
3 cups sugar pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces


Preheat oven to 450F degrees. In food processor, combine bread and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Pulse until large crumbs form.

Season pumpkin puree with salt and pepper. Spoon into 1-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with crumb mixture and dot with butter. Bake until crumbs are browned, 15 to 20 minutes.