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“Kolokythopita” – a rare caramelized sweet pumpkin dessert

pumpkin | calypsotree recipes


1 medium pumpkin, in thick slices (ca. 1 cm)

½ cups farina

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups walnuts

Cinnamon, clove & cardamom

½ cup dark rum

¾ cup Calypso Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Oil a baking tray with olive oil using a brush; Sprinkle the pumpkin slices with the farina to create a thin layer and place them densely one next to each other on the tray. Try to fully cover the surface of the tray; Sprinkle the olive oil over the pumpkin followed by the sugar, cinnamon and clove; Crush the walnuts coarsely using a mortar and pestle and sprinkle them above the pumpkin; Pour the dark rum and place in pre-heated oven at 160oC for 30 minutes until golden-brown.

Serve warm with a ball of vanilla ice cream as a dessert. You can also enjoy it as a healthy breakfast together with a spoon of strained Greek yoghurt or a light ricotta.

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