Pumpkin and honey halva – my favorite Halloween treat


Pumpkin HalvaEvery Halloween my aunt makes a very nice halva with Pumpkin 🙂 I had never tried to make it myself, till last week, when I got a big pumpkin and I had to find some creative ways to cook it.

The recipe is easy to follow and needs few minutes to prepare, so I thought why not share it with you. This pumpkin halva calls for semolina flour which gives a very nice crunchy texture to the halva and grated pumpkin which gives an amazing aroma and flavour.



  • 1 & 1/2 cup semolina flour
  • 3/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shredded  pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup sesame

Halva syrup

  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cups honey

Note : 1 cup – a standart cup of 240 ml

Pumpkin Halva


  1. At first we prepare the syrup.
  2. Mix honey and water and bring to a boil.
  3. Let it boil for around 5 min and then remove from the oven.
  4. Then, in another pan, stir the pumpkin with sugar, oil and semolina, until golden brown.
  5. Add the seeds and coconut and mix well.
  6. At the end add the syrup little by little in 4-5 steps.
  7. Let the mixture absorb all the syrup and then shape it however you like.
  8. As always I like to use an ice cream scoop, because it’s so easy.

Sprinkle a little cinnamon and enjoy warm or cold. 🙂

Pumpkin Halva

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