Kolokotes are traditional pumpkin pies which are made in Cyprus. They are made with homemade pastry and pumpkin filling.
They are not sweet not savoury therefore they are perfect for breakfast as a snack with coffee or even as a meze with a glass of wine.
The filling is made up of small pieces of pumpkin along with rice or bulgur wheat in order to soak up the pumpkin juices, oil, almonds, raisins, fennel, black pepper and cinnamon.
There is not much sugar added as they already take their sweetness from the raisins.
Kolokotes are suitable for during the fasting period as they are nutritious and filling. During non-fasting periods egg can be spread on top of the pastry before placing in the oven