Sephardic Pumpkin Strudels

Rodanchas de la Calabaza

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  • Serves


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      1 hr 30

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

These coiled pumpkin strudels are a popular Greek-Jewish dessert. They’re traditionally served at Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot: their spiral shape symbolizes the cycle of life and the ascent of the soul into heaven. There’s a more practical reason for serving rodanchas in the fall: this is when calabazas (the squash used for making rodanchas) are harvested. This recipe comes from my great-aunt Lily Modiano, who found when she moved to America that canned pumpkin could be substi