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No-Bake Kabocha Tart

No-Bake Kabocha Tart

No oven needed! You just need a microwave!
Doesn't it look like a real tart? It's an easy cake that's great to make for Halloween.

Ingredients: 18 cm round or square pan

Kabocha (seeds and skin removed)
300 g
Seasoning ingredients:
Maple syrup (honey or sugar work, too!)
3 tablespoons
Condensed milk
2 tablespoons
Salt (optional)
a small amount
Rum (if available)
1 teaspoon
Tart Crust:
Biscuits
100 g
Butter
50 g
Toppings:
Nuts, raisins, etc
As desired
Powdered sugar or mint leaf (if you have it)
As desired

Steps

1. Melt the butter in the microwave (1:30~2:00 minutes). Chop the biscuits in a food processor, combine with the melted butter, and blend together.
2. Either use a tart pan with a removable bottom or wrap a regular tart pan with plastic wrap. Press the mixture from Step 1 into the bottom of the tart pan. Use a spoon to flatten the mixture until hard. Chill in the refrigerator.
3. Discard the pumpkin's skin, pulp, and seeds. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Place in a heatproof bowl, wrap with plastic wrap, and heat in the microwave for 7-8 minutes.
4. While still hot, use a fork or masher to mash the pumpkin. Add the seasonings and mix until smooth. You can also use a food processor for this step.
5. Scoop the mashed pumpkin from Step 4 into the crust from Step 2. Flatten and smooth the mixture. Chill in the refrigerator.
6. Remove from the pan and top with your desired toppings (raisins, nuts, etc). To finish, dust with powdered sugar and garnish with mint leaves (if you have some).

Story Behind this Recipe

Kabocha tarts are usually baked, but not this one!
I worked on a way to make a no-bake dessert that would taste just like a regular kabocha tart.