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Pumpkin “Kalabasa”


Pumpkin “Kalabasa” Pumpkin or Butternut Squash are very versatile in their uses for cooking. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers. When ripe, the pumpkin can be boiled, baked, steamed, or roasted. Pumpkins that are still small and green may be eaten in the same way as squash. Pumpkins have a different usage depending on what country, other uses for savory dishes like soups, ravioli stuffing, stews with pork and shrimp, and for some it is used for sweet dishes and delicacy, especially here in Asian countries.

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Let me present my Fathers crop, ’ttaran… “Kalabasa” – pumpkin which he cultivated on the farm. 

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A healthy and pretty pumpkin ready for cooking. Thank you for this blessing. I’m planning to cook  Leche Flan, Maja Kalabasa and of course soup like Linutik with Shrimp, Ginataang Gulay and Laswa. 

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We often prepare kalabasa by roasting, steaming or boiling, then puree or mashed it and use as a bread or pie filling, custard base, candy and other sweet delicacy. 

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My diced kalabasa are ready for boiling, when it’s cooked,  I’m going to mashed it and start making my Leche Flan. You can also buy canned pumpkin puree and sweetened pumpkin at the grocery store.  

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Hope you stay tuned for my sweet treat recipe, have a blessed day everyone!!! 

About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!


  1. Like Kalabasa thanks for the recipe

  2. I’ve never seen a pumpkin like that, and the end product looks delicious!

  3. Thanks for sharing. I always like pumpkins but find it hard to have a recipe.

  4. Wow, this looks easy and delicious! Thank you for sharing this!

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