Pumpkin Dessert

Bal Kabaği Tatlisi

Preparation info

  • To Serve


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook

By Nevin Halici

Published 1989

  • About

In Antalya legend has it that the Prophet Mohammed ate pumpkin before ascending to heaven and so this dessert is made and distributed on Mirac, his Ascension Day.


  • 1 kg/1 lb pumpkin
  • 150 g/5


Cut the pumpkin into 2.5 cm/1 inch cubes and place in a shallow pan. Sprinkle with sugar, add the water and cloves and cover.

Cook on very low heat for about 30 minutes until tender. Cool in the pa