Italian food recipes: pumpkin pie (in italian “torta di zucca”)

Pumpkin Pie is one of my favorite recipe and very tasty. This is how I prepare it. I suggest to have it with a salad made of lattuce, tomatoes, carrots, corns and some cheese. This recipe is good also to be eaten the day after.

Ingredients for 4 people

300 gr flour,
½ cup white wine,
1 kg pumpkin,
2 onions,
20 grams of dried mushrooms,
100 gr of grated parmesan,
Salt, pepper, marjoram,
1 clove garlic,
Extra virgin olive oil.


Prepare the pastry mixing flour, some water, salt and ½ cup of white wine. The result should be a soft dough; let it rest for half an hour.

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How to prepare a pumpkin pie

Soak dried mushrooms in a bowl with some warm water and leave them there while preparing the rest.

Meanwhile peel, remove the seeds and slice the pumpkin and one onion. Make them brown slowly in a covered pan. When everything is cooked, mash the pumpkin until it is well chopped and then let it cool.

Slice and brown the other onion with the mushrooms (remember that they have to be squeezed). Then, add the pumpkin and cook everything. When all is cooked add eggs, Parmesan cheese, a pinch of marjoram, salt, pepper and a pinch of bread crumbs. Mix everything with a spoon.

Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and place on a baking pan. Then, pour the pumpkin mixture uniformly and sprinkle with some breadcrumbs on the top.

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preparing the italian pumpkin pie recipe

Cook for about 45 minutes at 180 degrees and then enjoy!.

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