Pastel de Coco y Calabaza

Coconut and Pumpkin Tart

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

Calabaza (West Indian pumpkin) is an orange-fleshed squash with an orange, green, or striped skin. The best—and most widely available—substitutes for calabaza in the United States are New England sweet pie pumpkins and butternut or acorn squash.

This is one of the best pumpkin desserts I’ve ever tasted. The crust is crisp, tender, and flavorful, and the addition of coconut milk makes the filling light, creamy, and delicate.