Pumpkin tart – Enjoy a delicious South African side dish

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If you love South African cuisine, this pumpkin tart will be a winner at your dinner table. This delicious side dish compliments a truly South African meal.

This recipe almost reminds one of pumpkin fritters, but this is in the form of a big tart. If you have lots of pumpkins at home, this is an excellent way to prepare an appetising side dish for the family.

In just over an hour you can whip up this tasty side dish. When the pumpkin tart comes warm out of the oven, sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar for the ultimate taste sensation. Serve it with traditional South African food. It goes perfectly with a Sunday roast and may even steal some of the limelight from the main dish.

So, next time you are scratching your head regarding what side dishes to prepare, remember this appetising pumpkin tart. It will be a hit at the dinner table and easily become a frequent menu request.

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Pumpkin tart recipe

0 from 0 votes Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: SidesCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy Prep time


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  • 3 cups cooked pumpkin

  • 250 ml cream

  • 250 ml sugar

  • 250 ml milk

  • 250 ml flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 10 ml baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 115 ml melted butter


  • Cook the pumpkin until soft.
  • Drain it and press it finely.
  • Put the eggs, cream, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and beat well.
  • Add the pumpkin to the mixture and stir well.
  • Spray or grease an oven dish and pour the soft pumpkin mixture into the oven dish.
  • Bake for 60 minutes at 180°C.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (125 ml white sugar and 10 ml fine cinnamon mixed).


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