Jewish Pumpkin Treats

Jewish Pumpkin Treats by DinnerInVenice 2

This month I really spaced and forgot to post my recipe for my friends’ Linkup! Ops!

The theme is “Spread The Joy”, because everybody loves receiving home-made goodies. Enjoy these easy Jewish Italian Pumpkin (or butternut squash) treats: an old Jewish italian recipe perfect for this season!

Jewish Pumpkin Treats by DinnerInVenice

Jewish Pumpkin Treats


  • 2 lbs cubed butternut squash or pumpkin
  • about 2 cups sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon, if liked
  • chocolate sprinkles or/and crystal sugar to decorate


Bake the pumpkin in the oven at 350 F wrapped in foil until soft.

Mash it and, if possible, weigh it and combine it with the same weight in sugar (if not, use about 2 cups). Cook on low heat in a heavy pot (I like enameled cast iron), stirring constantly, until it starts darkening. Remove from the heat, add the spices if liked, and allow to cool.

With a wet watermelon baller or coffee spoons make small balls, roll them in the crystal sugar first and in the dark chocolate sprinkles second, and arrange in mini baking cups.

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  1. Questi dolcetti diffondono davvero la gioia! Sono bellissimi e deliziosi! Complimenti e buona giornata! <3

  2. These look good enough to eat. I do love pumpkin squash in sweet and savory dishes.

  3. Very interesting…another new way for pumpkin, and they’re beautiful, too!

  4. I am soooo curious to try these! What’s the texture like?

  5. What a wonderful treat!

  6. They sound so delicious!

  7. I have to try these, they are just delectable!

  8. I love anything mini! That means I can eat a bunch, right? I love the orange ‘glow’ to these :)

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