Luscious bright orange pumpkin prepared this way warms up any winter evening. In Turkey, the seeds of the pumpkin are never discarded but oven roasted with salt to nibble on thru winter months, very delicious, nutritious and a huge Anatolian pastime!
This lovely light dessert is wonderful served with crushed walnuts. If you can get clotted cream, it accompanies Kabak Tatlisi wonderfully.
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes
1 kg/2 ¼ pumpkin, peeled and deseeded
450 gr/1 lb sugar
8 lf oz / 1 cup water
Juice of 1 lemon
Crushed walnuts and clotted cream (if available) to serve
Cut the pumpkin into manageable wedges. Place in a broad-based pan in layers, sprinkling sugar between the layers. Add the lemon juice and water and cook on a low heat until the pumpkin is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Add a little more water if required during cooking time to prevent the fruit sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Leave to cool in the pan. Serve sprinkled with crushed walnuts and accompanied with a dollop of clotted cream.