"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Pumpkin and Pecan Semifreddo with Caramel Sauce Recipe

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This recipe for Pumpkin and Pecan Semifreddo with Caramel Sauce, by , is from THE BYER FAMILY COOKBOOK , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Carol Scherner
Added: Monday, August 7, 2006


1 c. gingersnap cookie crumbs
2 T. (packed) golden brown sugar
3 T. unsalted butter, melted

3/4 c. canned pure pumpkin
1 T. honey 1/2 t. ground ginger
1/8 t. ground cinnamon
1/8 t. ground cloves
1/8 t. ground cardamom
1/8 t. ground nutmeg

1 c. sugar
1/4 c. water
1 1/2 T. light corn syrup

4 large egg whites

1/2 c. pecans, toasted, coarsely chopped
1/2 c. English toffee bits (Heath Bars work well)

Caramel Sauce (your favorite store brand is fine)
Whipped cream

Line a 9 inch metal loaf pan with plastic wrap. Blend
gingersnap crumbs and brown sugar in food processor
until combined. With machine running, slowly add
butter; process until moist crumbs form. Press crumb
mixture onto bottom and 2 inches up sides of prepared
loaf pan. Chill 10 minutes.

Whisk pumpkin, honey, and spices in large bowl to
blend. Set aside.

Stir 1 c. sugar, 1/4 c. water, and corn syrup in heavy
medium saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves.
Increase heat and boil syrup without stirring until candy
thermometer registers 248F, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, using electric mixer, beat egg whites in
medium bowl to soft peaks. Gradually beat in hot sugar
syrup; beat until mixture is cool, about 7 minutes.

Fold 1/3 of egg white mixture into pumpkin-spice
mixture to lighten. Fold in remainingh egg white
mixture. Fold in pecans and toffee bits. Spoon mixture
into prepared curst. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze
until frozen, about 8 hours. (Can be made 3 days
ahead. Keep frozen.)

Wipe sides of loaf pan with hot wet cloth. Invert
semifreddo onto platter; remove plastic. Cut into 1-
inch-thick slices and serve with warm caramel sauce
and whipped cream.

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One guest I had literally licked his plate!




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