Pumpkin dreams

Pumpkin dreams on a bowl

In traditional parties the pumpkin dreams are an indispensable presence. Mouthwatering…

Category: Recipes, Sweets
Servings:: 8 units
Prep Time:15 m
Cook Time:45 m
Total Time:60 m
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Units: Metric (Units: US)


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


  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve the pumpkin dreams at room temperature.
Pumpkin dreams
Nutrition facts
Serves 8 units
Per Serving:
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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