Pan Dulce de Calabaza

Sweet Pumpkin Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    ( 9-by-5-by-3 inch ) loaf
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

Calabaza, West Indian pumpkin, is used to make both sweet and savory dishes in Cuba. It is a large squash with a hard, tannish-gold or green skin and vivid orange-colored flesh. It may weigh as much as twenty pounds, so you often see shoppers at Cuban farmer’s markets buying calabaza by the pound from a vendor who cuts off chunks with machete.

Though it is possible to find fresh calabazas at some Latin American grocery stores in the United States, and they also may be ordered (see <