Bulgarian Christmas Pumpkin Pie - Tikvenik

 


Recipe

 

Tikvenik is a very delicious and traditional Bulgarian pumpkin Christmas pie. It is easy to prepare with only a few ingredients - pumpkin, crushed walnuts kemels, cinnamon an sugar. Here is the recipe.

Products:

  • 1 12 lbs pumpkin (peeled and seeded) or 1 12 lbs any suitable squashed (peeled and seeded)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces walnuts (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 lb butter, melted (optional)
  • 1 (1 lb) package phyllo pastry
  • 2 -3 tablespoons caster sugar (for sprinkling)


Method of preparation

 

Cut the pumpkin or squash into large pieces, pour 100 g of vegetable oil into the pan, add the sugar, cinnamon and mix until the water comes out and does change the color. Then add the walnuts.

Using a brush, peel the phyllo pastry and s
poon some of the pumpkin mixture over it then cover it with pastry. Continue layering the pastry and the pumpkin mix and finish off with a single sheet of dough.

Cut into diamonds and pour with the rest of the fat and bake for 30  minutes.

 

Let the pie cool down and serve with powdered sugar.


Enjoy!

 

 



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