Mombasa Pumpkin Dessert

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Sassy in da South

A dessert from Kenya. You may want to add the sugar gradually and adjust to your taste. NOTE: A medium-sized (4-pound) sugar pumpkin should yield about 1 1/2 cups of mashed pumpkin.

Top Review by puppitypup

Loved it! I chose this recipe to use for the ZWT Dessert challenge which required a sugar substitute. I used an equivalent amount of ground dried dates (put through my mini food processor), but that didn't get it quite sweet enough so I added a tablespoon of honey and few tablespoons of pineapple juice too. Topped with diced peanuts, it was delicious! Thank you for posting Sassy, please see my rating system as I rate tougher than most.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam the pumpkin pieces for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Scoop flesh from skins.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the pumpkin flesh and sugar.
  4. Heat over medium-low temperature until sugar dissolves into the pumpkin. Add coconut and cardamom.
  5. Stir often.
  6. Cook until the mixture has thickened to thick pudding-like consistency.

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