Pumpkin dreams

  • Servings : 8 units
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 60m
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In traditional parties the pumpkin dreams are an indispensable presence. Mouthwatering…

Units: Metric / (Units: US)


  • 1 kg / (2 1/4 pounds) pumpkin
  • 125 grams / (4 1/2 ounces) sugar
  • 175 grams / (6 1/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Sugar and cinnamon
  • Vegetable oil for frying


    Step 1

    1. Peel and wash the pumpkin. Cut into small pieces and put it in a saucepan with water seasoned with a cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and cook about 25 to 30 minutes. When the pumpkin is cooked, drain it and let cool completely.

    Step 2

    1. Place the pumpkin in a blender and blend on high until creamy. Transfer the pumpkin to a large bowl and add the sugar, the egg yolk, orange zest, flour and mix well with a spoon.

    Step 3

    1. Heat the oil in a frying pan. When the oil is hot, add small portions of the dough with a spoon and fry them on both sides until golden. When they are fried, remove them with a skimmer and place on a plate with absorbent paper. Let cool slightly and coat them in sugar mixed with cinnamon.

    Step 4

    1. Serve the pumpkin dreams at room temperature.

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Nutrition facts per serving (8 units):

Calories: 189
Total Fat: 1 g(2%)
Saturated Fat: 0 g(0%)
Cholesterol: 26 mg(9%)
Sodium: 9 mg(0%)
Total Carbohydrate: 43 g(14%)
Protein: 4 g

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