Pumpkin Tamales

Recipe by Cynna

This is a simple recipe for sweet pumpkin tamales. Sweet tamales are not served as a dessert in Mexico but along with savory tamales or other savory dishes. Posted for Zaar World Tour II '06

Top Review by BethandTim

Either the amount of Masa is incorect or the amount of pumpkin. Not enough wet ingrediants. :(

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine the masa, pumpkin and sugar. Add the vanilla, mace, cinnamon, and raisins and mix until well blended.
  2. To assemble the tamales, place 2 - 3 heaping tablespoons of the masa mixture in the net of the smooth side of the corn husk.
  3. Fold the sides of the husk in toward the center and tie the tamale at both ends.
  4. Prick the husk several times using the tip of a very sharp knife. Repeat for the remaining tamales.
  5. Steam the tamales for 45 - 50 minutes.
  6. Serve with a dollop of crema.

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