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Moldovan Placinta

Moldovan Placinta cu Dovleac (Pumpkin Pasty)

Course Dessert
Cuisine Moldovan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 1 small pumpkin deseeded, peeled and grated just before filling the dough. You want the pumpkin as juicy as possible.
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • one egg beaten
  • vanilla sugar for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Roll out the pastry sheet and ut into 3 or four strips about 4.5"x 9"
  • Grate the pumpkin and divide evenly on the dough strips
  • Sprinkle the pumpkin with sugar
  • Brush the edges of the dough and bring the sides up over the pumpkin and secure the ends to create a tube. Make sure that all the edges are pinched together
  • Brush the pastries with the beaten egg and put in the oven.
  • Cook for about an hour, checking to see when the pastry becomes a golden brown and the pumpkin is boiling at the sealing line.
  • Remove from the oven and cut each tube into four pieces and sprinkle with vanilla sugar,
  • Enjoy!