Sweet Fried Pumpkin Balls

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 Sweet Fried Pumpkin Balls

 A delicious fried dessert, perfect for the pumpkin’s lovers, both kids and adults!


6-8 servings

PREP. TIME 30 min.
COOK TIME 20 min.

TOTAL TIME 50 min.

  • 35 oz pumpkin

  • 35 oz flour 00

  • 3 oranges

  • 1 oz brewer’s yeast

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tbs sugar

  • a pinch of salt

  • peanut oil for frying

  • brown sugar to decorate


  1. First of all, clean the pumpkin! Deprive it from the peel and seeds, and cut into cubes.

  2. Cook it for 20 minutes at 200 ° F in the oven in a pan covered with greaseproof paper.

  3. With a fork, mash it to make a purée and let it cool.

  4. Put the pumpkin puree in a colander, always using a fork, press it to make it lose its water, this is very important.

  5. Now we can begin to knead our doeugh: put the pumpkin in a bowl, add the eggs,the yeast previously dissolved in warm water, the orange juice, salt, sugar and flour.

  6. Mix until you obtain a smooth paste.

  7. Put the dough to rise for about 2 hours.

  8. Once ready, make some balls with the help of a spoon.

  9. In a large steel pan heat the peanut oil.

  10. When the oil reaches 345 ° F you can start frying small balls of dough.

  11. When the pumpkin balls are golden brown, remove them with the help of a slotted spoon and put them to dry excess oil on paper towels.

  12. Sprinkle with brown sugar and eat still hot.

from Sensibus.com