New Year’s Pumpkin Pie from Thraki

New Year’s Pumpkin Pie from Thraki 

This savory Thracian pumpkin pie is eaten on New Year’s Eve.


800 gr phyllo crust
2 kilos yellow pumpkin
400 g walnuts
200 g unsalted crackers
100 g raisins
100 g sugar
cinnamon and clove, grated
200 ml orange juice
oil for the leaves

For the syrup
400 g sugar
400 ml water
1/2 lemon
1 cinnamon stick


Preheat oven at 170º C.

1.  Dice the pumpkin and bake it with a little sunflower oil for 30 minutes.

2.  Strain it carefully, without crushing it, and mix it with the rest of the ingredients.

3.  Place 2-3 leaves on the pan, spread some of the filling and continue with leaves and filling until the filling finishes.

4.  Bake  for about 1 hour.

5.  Prepare the syrup with the sugar, water and lemon. Boil it for 15 minutes.

6.  Pour the cold syrup over the pie when you take it out of the oven.



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