Vegan Pumpkin Pastry – Have a Delicious Holidays

In my family Christmas Eve is as big a holiday as Christmas. We even prepare special meals to note the day.

One of these dishes is the sweet pastry, always with pumpkin or butter nut squash. This year, I decided to go even further and prepare a vegan dessert for my family to enjoy.

Pumpkin pastry


1 packet filo pastry (I’ve used Jus-Rol suitable for vegans filo pastry)Tikvenik

1 small pumpkin/butter-nut squash, grated

1 cup sugar

1 cup walnuts, chopped

sunflower oil

sultanas (optional)

Preparation in 5-easy steps:

  1. Mix the grated pumpkin, sugar, walnuts and sultanas

  2. Spread 2 sheets filo pastry and spoon from the filling, well covering, but not too thick

  3. Pour some (not too much) sunflower oil, you can add more sugar if you prefer it very sweet

  4. Wrap the pastry on a roll and put in a well-oiled tray. Continue until all the filling and filo pastry used, put some oil on top

  5. Bake in a heated oven, at 200°C, for 40-45 minutes

Hope you try it as well and please get back in touch with me to share your ideas or recipes your family loves to eat.


  1. Andimax

    Great information! It is very good quality content and has been very helpful to me. Thanks for your coverage of this topic of Vegan cooking. I particularly enjoy that.

    1. Ellie (Post author)

      Thank you. Recently I’ve started trying new things when cooking – vegan meals are something I thought could be boring, but after adapting one of my family’s favourite desserts to it, now I know that you can still eat something delicious and not miss on anything. If you have any unusual recipes you love, please share them with me. We would love to try them. Best regards 🙂

  2. tatihden

    Yummy. I’m not vegan but from the way it looks, I think I’ll love this recipe. I love cooking. I actually cook almost everyday. I’ll be coming back to check more of your recipes. I think your family has a great tradition. Mine is young, plenty of time for me to come up with something exciting we’ll love to do for years. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Ellie

      Thank you for your comments. I love cooking for my kids and my husband and I also have to do it regularly – every day or, at the weekends when I try to spoil them :-), even a few times per day.

      This recipe is something my mum used to do for the holidays and I try to continue her tradition with my family.

      Hope you find dishes that you would love to prepare and enjoy together with your familyagain and again. Best wishes.


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