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Kolokithopitta glykia (sweet pumpkin pie)


- 1 yellow pumking of 3 kilos

- ¾ cup of oil

- 1 cup of sugar

- ½ cup of honey

- 2-3 cups of nuts

- 2-3 cups of black and sultana raisin

- 3 cups of sesame

- Plenty of cinnamon

- 1 spoon of salt

- 4 pastry sheets or 6-7 frozen




Cut your pumpkin in half, throw away the seeds and strings and grate it. Sprinkle the pumpkin with salt and let it strain for a while and then squeeze to get rid of the remaining liquids.

Cook the pumpkin with some olive oil in a shallow pot and wait until all liquids have evaporated. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir for a while.

Coat your baking pan with oil and lay 2 pastry sheets inside. Pour in the mixture covering every spot of the pan. Cover with 2 pastry sheets, spread oil and sprinkle with water the top of the pie. Cook it on medium heat.

Sweet pumpkin pie is very tasty and you can serve it as a dessert.

Bon Appétit!

Bibliography: “Cuisine of Lefkada - Xorexa tis nonas, ta mageria tis vavas” (the recipes of godmother and grandmother) of Toulas Skliros.



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