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Pumpkin And Amaretti Cake

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A plateful of temptation best describes this Pumpkin And Amaretti Cake recipe. I often prepare this Pumpkin And Amaretti Cake for my family and they completely love it. The recipe is pretty simple and you must give it a try. Serve it as a light dessert or a tea time snack the choice is yours.
Ingredients
  Pumpkin flesh 1 Pound
  Milk 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  White bread slices 5 , crusts removed (2 Days Old)
  Eggs 3 Small
  Caster sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Seedless white raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pine nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Double amaretti di saronno 9
  Softened butter 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Coarse sea salt To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2 Grease the inside of a 9 in diameter deep pan or shallow cake pan with butter (about 1 1/2 in deep); sprinkle with a little flour, tipping out excess
3 Dice the pumpkin flesh.
4 In a pressure cooker, cook the pumpkin with 1 cup water and a pinch of coarse sea salt for 20 minutes.
5 Meanwhile, in a saucepan, bring the milk to a boil.
6 Remove from the heat, and soak the bread in it for 10 minutes.
7 Remove the bread from the milk with a slotted spoon.
8 Do not squeeze the bread but beat it with a fork until smooth.

MAKING
9 Transfer the pumpkin to a bowl and mash to puree with a fork or a potato masher.
10 Combine with the bread puree and mix thoroughly.
11 In a bowl, beat the eggs lightly with the sugar and stir into the pumpkin mixture.
12 Add in the seedless white raisins, pine nuts, and all but 1 of the amaretti cookies coarsely crushed.
13 Transfer the mixture to the prepared cake pan.
14 Smooth the surface level with a spatula.
15 Bake in the oven for a total of 30 minutes.
16 After 20 minutes, open the oven door and quickly sprinkle the remaining amaretto, very coarsely crumbled, onto the center of the cake and close the oven door again for the last 10 minutes of the baking time.
17 Turn off the oven and wait 15 minutes before taking out the cake.

SERVING
18 Slice and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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