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Alternative namesTikvenik
TypeSweet pie
CourseAppetizer, dessert
Place of originSerbia
Serving temperatureHot or cold
Main ingredientsPumpkin, phyllo

Bundevara is a Serbian pastry[1] or sweet pie made of rolled phyllo or similar to strudel, filled with sweetened grated pumpkin pulp and baked in an oven. Occasionally some nutmeg, cinnamon or similar spices may be added to the filling, as well as raisins or grated lemon rinds. It is usually dusted with icing sugar and/or vanilla sugar, and may be served either hot or cold. The pumpkins (or squashes) with more intense coloured pulp (richer in carotene) are more appreciated. So, although little grown in Serbia, some varieties of Cucurbita moschata are the best suited for this dish.

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  1. ^ Travel, DK (2016). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Serbia. EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDES. DK Publishing. p. 132. ISBN 978-1-4654-6170-4. Retrieved September 7, 2018.