Greek twisted pumpkin pie

Until I met my husband this was the only pumpkin pie I ever had. And I believed that this was the only reason that people need pumpkins for. For our first thanks giving dinner he said that it’s a tradition to make pumpkin pie for dessert. So I was really frustrated when I served my pie and he said this is not a pumpkin pie. Of course at the end he loved it! You can make this with store bought phyllo or you can make your own.

Greek pumpkin pie in the oven

For the phyllo

1 kg/2 pounds all purpose flour
1/2 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
pinch of salt
1 tsp sugar
water (as much as needed so the dough will be soft but no sticky)

pumpkin pie out of the oven

For the filling

1 kg/2 pounds shredded fresh orange pumpkin
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup walnut pieces
1 cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves

powdered sugar and cinnamon for topping the pie

In a big mixing bowl you mix all the ingredients for the phyllo until you have a soft but not sticky dough. Cover the dough and you let it chil in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. In another mixing bowl mix all the ingredients for the filling and set aside. Separate the dough in about 14 equal pieces/ small balls. Dust the surface you will be making your phyllos with flour and use a rolling pin to roll each ball into a thin phyllo. With a fork cut each phyllo in half. In the center of the first cut phyllo you will be filling, place a generous amount of pumpkin filling, roll to cover and then twist the phyllo to make a “snail”. Look here, here and here to see what I am talking about because unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures while I was making the pie. That “snail” you made now place it in the center of a round greased baking pan. Continue by filling the other phyllos, but instead of making snails, roll them around that first snail you already placed in the baking pan. Brush the top phyllos with oil and bake in preheated oven at 180C/350F for about 40 minutes. Serve warm, topped with powdered sugar and cinnamon.


2 thoughts on “Greek twisted pumpkin pie

  1. This looks so yummy! I like “traditional” pumpkin pie but I’d rather have this version any day! The homemade phyllo is particularly impressive.


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