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A Thanksgiving Pumpkin Torta Recipe…

Posted in Caro Diario.(dear diary..), Culinary Art, desserts, and Easy Thangsgiving recipes

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Giotto Di Bondone


Countdown to Thanksgiving here in the USA and many of my friends in Italy now celebrate this food filled Holiday..wanted to share my recipe for a flavorful Pumpkin Torta from The Basic Art of Italian Cooking DaVinci easier and simple version of a pumpkin pie…


16 ounces(500gr) pumpkin mashed

2 lbs (250 gr) peeled, shelled almonds

1 ½ cups(300 gr) flour

1 cup (200 gr) sugar

4 eggs

4 juicing oranges

1 tblsp honey

Chop almonds. Place almonds, pumpkin in bowl, add in honey, juice of oranges, egg yolks and sifted flour Blend. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites till firm and fold into pumpkin mixture. Place in buttered 12” pie pan. Bake in oven preheated to 375F (180C) degrees for 30 minutes/


See you at… Lancaster TASTE! Food, Wine and Spirits Show at Lancaster County Convention Center on November 18-19. I will be sampling recipes from my books and doing book signings all weekend at my booth and make a special appearance at the Celebrity Chefs Stage too!

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