Pumpkin in sweet dishes is definitely something we’ve borrowed from the USA, where pumpkin pie is a staple of Thanksgiving dinners – though you do see pumpkin paired with sweet flavours in Italy. In Mantova, pumpkin tortelli is often dusted with crushed amaretti biscuits to add a bit of sweetness. I love the dense sweetness that pumpkin brings to sweet dishes, much like carrot.
Prep time: 30 minutes, plus 20 minutes chilling | Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Six to… Pumpkin custard pie recipe