Turkish Pumpkin Dessert (Kabak Tatlısı)
This pumpkin dessert is a very easy-to-make popular and traditional recipe.
pumpkin or butternut squash
The ratio of pumpkin to sugar is 1:1/2. I used 3 cups of squash and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Peel the pumpkin, cut it into big chunks, and put in a pot. Put sugar on and let it sit overnight. It will release water, so you don't need to add water when you're cooking it. The next day, add 4-5 cloves in to the pot and cook on medium until the pumpkin is soft, approximately 30 minutes. Let it cool and garnish with walnuts or grated coconut.
Courtesy of chef Karen Peters.