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Tikvenik recipe -- Tikvenik is a traditional Bulgarian dessert. It is a kind of banitsa, or pie made with filo pastry, and it is filled with pumpkin. (Generally a banitsa can contain cheese, onions or nuts instead of pumpkin). Usually I substitute the pumpkin for butternut squash, which is more traditional in Bulgaria.

Tikvenik - traditional Bulgarian sweet pumpkin pastry, the dessert for Christmas Eve dinner for the Bulgarians.

Banitsa is a traditional Bulgarian recipe that consists of eggs and cheese between filo pastry sheets formed in a spiral before baking. #cheese #bulgaria #196flavors