The pumpkin dishes are very common in traditional Ukrainian cuisine. In general, the pumpkin came from America, however the Ukrainians had caught the fancy of it therefore as of today it is one of the protagonists of Ukrainian fare.
The national dishes of pumpkin are multifaceted. It can be used to make thin pancakes, pies, cookies, porridge and paste. Moreover, the pumpkin might be cooked in its own juice with raisins, dried pears and prunes. The pumpkin paste is an individual page of Ukrainian cuisine. It can be made over fire, in oven with milk, honey, and other ingredients.
The pumpkin pie might also feature compliments, as nuts, raisins, honey, prunes, etc. It also differs in culinary technique. Of course, as of now, the pumpkin pie is baked in microwave or in oven; nevertheless, there are some age-old recipes about cooking it in firewood stove.
The pumpkin pies can be closed or opened. The stuffing of the first one is enclosed inside by the thin layer of dough. This pie contains fewer amounts of calories, and doesn’t boast strong pumpkin flavor. The filling of the opened one is laid on the shortcake, and once baked is dusted with powdered sugar.