RIPIENO DI ZUCCA

Ingredients

3 lbs. pumpkin, peeled, seeded and diced
grated nutmeg
4 oz. fruit
4 oz. amaretti, crushed
5 oz. grated Parmigiano
black pepper, crushed
salt

How to make the Pumpkin Stuffing:

Bake the pumpkin at 500°F until cooked, approx. 25 mins. Remove from oven and puree, preferably by hand. Let cool, add half of the crushed amaretti, and all other ingredients, chop and mix until you achieve a smooth mixture. If necessary, pass mixture through a sieve. Place the stuffing in a cool place for 24 hours.

This stuffing is suitable for large tortelloni. The most suitable sauce is butter and Parmigiano. When serving the pasta, sprinkle the remainder of the crushed amaretti over the tortelloni just dished so that amaretti remain crunchy.

Note:
In some cases the crushed amaretti are mixed with the grated Parmigiano.