Pumpkin dessert

January 13th, 2013 Comments Off on Pumpkin dessert

Pumpkin fruit is one of the widely grown vegetables that is rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins. Cooked pumpkin is full of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, potassium, carotene, zinc and lutein.

Pumpkins owe their bright orange colour to the high amount of carotenoids in them. Carotenoids help in preventing cardiovascular diseases and other infections. It is no wonder that pumpkin, with many health benefits, is an important part of the list of super foods.

It is easy to add pumpkin to your favorite baked dishes during the colder months with a traditional Turkish pumpkin dessert.

  • 500 gr. winter pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/2 cup walnut (roughly chopped)
  • Peel the pumpkin and divide into slices.

    Put the pumpkin in a heavy pan with sugar and leave to steep for 5-6 hours until the sugar has dissolved.

    Add cloves and simmer the pumpkin until tender.

    It is cooked when the pumpkin is tender and has a deep orange colour.

    Serve with cinnamon powder and crushed walnuts.

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