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Pumpkin Mochi


70 min

Pumpkin Mochi

Pumpkin Mochi Photo 1


70 min


12 persons




4.00 rating-star (96)

Author: Victoria Bailey
Mochi is a sweet Japanese treat. The addition of the pumpkin makes it perfect for fall.


  • mochiko (glutinous rice flour): 2.5 cups
  • baking powder: 2 tsp
  • white sugar: 2 cups
  • eggs: 4 piece
  • (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree: 1 can
  • (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk: 1 can
  • butter, melted: 1 cup
  • vanilla extract: 2 tsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
    Pumpkin Mochi Photo 2
  2. Sift together the mochiko, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl. Mix together the eggs, pumpkin puree, condensed milk, butter, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Stir the egg mixture into the mochiko mixture. Pour into the prepared dish.
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  3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Allow to cool before serving.
    Pumpkin Mochi Photo 4

History of the Pumpkin Mochi

Mochi has been a staple food in Japan for centuries. It is believed to have originated in China before being imported to Japan in the 8th century. Mochi is made from glutinous rice flour, sugar, and water, and it is a popular treat, especially during special celebrations and festivals.

Today, there are many variations of mochi, and the pumpkin mochi is a delicious twist to the traditional recipe. The addition of pumpkin not only adds a seasonal touch but also makes it a healthier alternative to the traditional sweet flavors.

Tips and Tricks for Pumpkin Mochi Recipe

Making mochi can be a bit challenging, but with a few tips and tricks, you can master the perfect pumpkin mochi recipe.

  • Use glutinous rice flour or mochiko, which is essential to create a chewy texture.
  • Sift the dry ingredients to avoid clumps and ensure even mixing.
  • Use sweetened condensed milk and sugar to sweeten the mochi.
  • Adding pumpkin puree gives a lovely orange color and adds nutrients to the dish.
  • Melt the butter before adding it to the batter to ensure it mixes evenly.
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients slowly to avoid lumps.
  • Do not overbake, as it can dry out the mochi.

Tips for presenting the dish

The pumpkin mochi is a versatile dish that looks beautiful and is delicious when presented in different ways.

  • Cut the mochi into squares and sprinkle with cinnamon or powdered sugar. Serve them on a platter.
  • Serve the mochi on individual plates, topped with whipped cream and fresh berries or a dollop of pumpkin puree.
  • For added texture, consider adding roasted nuts or seeds to the mochi.
  • Serve the pumpkin mochi chilled or at room temperature to enhance its flavor.

In conclusion, the pumpkin mochi is a delightful twist on the traditional mochi recipe. With its beautiful color and seasonal flavor, it is perfect for fall celebrations or any time you want to indulge in a sweet treat. Follow the recipe and these tips and transform the mochi dish into a masterpiece.

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