• Ingredients

  • • 350-400g pumpkin, skin and seeds removed, flesh cut into small chunks

  • • 250g Sugar

  • • 50g Butter

  • • 6 tbsp rum

  • • 225g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

  • For the sweet pastry:

  • • 80g Butter, plus extra for greasing

  • • 75g caster sugar

  • • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • • 150g Flour


  • 1.

    First make the pastry. Cream the butter and the sugar in a food processor until pale and fluffy. Slowly add the egg and then the flour, and pulse briefly until mixed. Roll into a ball, wrap in cling film and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  • 2.

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6. Grease a 20cm flan tin.

  • 3.

    Roll out the pastry thinly and press it into the tin. Trim the edges neatly. Line with baking parchment and weigh down with baking beans. Bake blind for about 5 minutes or until the pastry is a light golden brown. Remove the baking parchment and beans, and set aside.

  • 4.

    Place the prepared pumpkin on a roasting tray and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until tender.

  • 5.

    Put the sugar in a large heavy-based frying pan over low heat. Stir constantly, until the sugar turns a very dark, golden colour.

  • 6.

    Add the pumpkin and roll it around in the caramel.

  • 7.

    Stir in the butter and the rum. Continue to stir until everything is well blended.

  • 8.

    Spoon the mixture into the pastry case with the coarsely chopped chocolate in the middle. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (14 servings)

  • Energy 297kj
  • Fat Total 12g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbohydrate 43g
  • Sugar 32g
  • Sodium 7mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by RasilonReport
Saw this Recipe on Tv but the sauce i think had Cinnamon sticks sugar ect poured through a strainer into the pumpkin and folded in. Can anyone elaborate the show was on 7Two at 3:15 Saturday 16th-04-11 Giorgio Locatelli: Pure Italian