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PORTUGUESE PUMPKIN PUDDING
(Portuguese gastronomy of the Beira-Baixa region: Pudim de Abóbora)

Pumpkin and other squash are used in a variety of Portuguese recipes, from soups to jams and desserts as is the case with this pumpkin pudding from the Beira-Baixa region.

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Pumpkin pudding from Beira-Baixa
Photo taken from the site mysweetPortugal

Ingredients
. 2½ teacups of sugar
. 1 teacup of ground almonds
. 1 tablespoon of butter
. 5 egg yolks + 1 whole egg
. 1 small bread roll
. 1 coffeespoon of cinnamon
. 1 tablespoon of pumpkin jam
. butter for greasing

 

Preparation
1 - Bring the sugar to boil with a teacup of water until it forms a thin syrup (100° C).
2 - Add the ground almonds and the butter to the syrup, stir well, and remove from heat. Leave to cool for a while.
3 - Beat the egg yolks with the whole egg, and add to the syrup. Then, add the crumbled bread (without the crust) to the mixture together with the cinnamon and the pumpkin jam.
4 - Mix well, then pour the mixture into a greased pudding mould (lined with baking paper), and bake in the oven.

 
 

Source: Family recipe.

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