TURKISH PUMPKIN DESSERT
250 g peeled pumpkin, cut into thick, chunky slices
100 g sugar
125 ml water
freshly chopped walnuts
Rinse the pumpkin pieces in cold water and place in a wide saucepan, layered with the sugar. Pour the water over, cover the pan and switch the heat on.
Simmer the pumpkin in the resulted sugar syrup on low heat, until it is thoroughly tender, but not mushy. Arrange the pumpkin pieces on the serving dish and pour the
remaining syrup over.
Let the dish cool in room temperature. Sprinkle the pumpkin with chopped walnuts and serve immediately.
Serves 1 - 3.
Recipe source: adapted from "Kabak tatlisi/Pumpkin dessert", www.antalya-ws.com, accessed in 2001.