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Authentic Recipe of Bundevara. Mouthwatering Serbian Traditional Pumpkin Pie.

There are many pumpkin pie recipes, but this traditional Serbian pie Bundevara will probably become your favorite.

Things to know about Bundevara Recipe

Sweet pies came to Serbia from Austria. Originally, it could only be found in North Serbia, Vojvodina. But with time, the recipes for sweet pies became popular all over the country. Bundevara is made with pumpkins and phyllo dough.

It can contain spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, or similar spices.  Pumpkins aren’t very popular in Serbia. Serbians don’t celebrate Halloween or similar holidays which are associated with pumpkins.

Bundevara is a fasting dish, often made for Christmas Eve or if there are still some, in the spring, for Good Friday.

Mouthwatering Serbian Traditional Pumpkin Pie. Authentic Recipe of Bundevara.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Бундевара
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Servings 5 People
Calories / Serving 741 kcal


  • 1000 grams (2.2 lb) Squash – Pumpkin Graded
  • 500 grams (1.1 lb) Phyllo Dough
  • 20 tbsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 100 ml (3.38 floz) Oil
  • 100 ml (3.38 floz) Water
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  • In a bowl, put graded pumpkin and sugar and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.
  • Take a phyllo dough sheet, brush it with oil and water then put pumpkin and sugar mixture.
  • On top of the pumpkin layer, place another phyllo sheet and repeat the process.
  • When you used up 4 phyllo sheets, roll them, and brush the ends with a little water so they stick together.
  • When you use up all the filling, bake them in an oven preheated at 180°C/360°F for 30 minutes.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Seasonal Cooking Autumn Recipes, Winter Recipes
Religious Cooking Christmas Recipes


Calories: 741kcalCarbohydrates: 124gProtein: 9gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.1gSodium: 492mgPotassium: 779mgFiber: 6gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 21260IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Bundevara Recipe, Traditional Serbian Pumpkin Pie, Бундевара
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