Recipe for kabak tatlisi

For kabak tatlisi, you will need a little over one pound of cubed, deseeded pumpkin flesh.

Place this in a pot, sprinkle with two cups of brown sugar and a few cloves, then cover and leave it at room temperature for eight hours.

After this period, add a third of a cup of water.

Cover the dish and simmer on low heat for forty-five minutes.

During this time, fry two cups of walnuts or pistachios and chop them into small pieces.

Fifteen minutes before the pumpkin is done, add a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.

Cool the contents before serving and garnish with the crushed nuts.

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