1Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate with shortening. In 3-quart saucepan, place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water (water should not touch bottom of basket). Place eggplant in steamer basket. Cover tightly; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; steam 5 to 7 minutes or until tender.
2In large bowl, place eggplant; mash with fork. Stir in 3/4 cup of the Gouda cheese and the remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture into pie plate. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Gouda cheese.
3Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.