Mombasa Pumpkin Dessert

Mombasa Pumpkin Dessert


"This dessert's coconut and creamy taste is irresistible! For the weight watchers this could be too much! You can add more sugar to this dish, according to your taste."


servings 210 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 210 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.2g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Steam the pumpkin pieces for 5 to 10 minutes. Scoop flesh from skins.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the pumpkin flesh and sugar. Heat over medium-low temperature until sugar dissolves into the pumpkin. Add coconut and cardamom. Stir often. Cook until the mixture has thickened to thick pudding-like consistency.
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  1. 24 Ratings


This was so good! I used a can of pumpkin puree instead of a whole pumpkin and reduced the amount of sugar a bit. The cardamon gives it a nice "chai" flavor. I keep telling myself it's low-fa...

This was delicious! Everyone enjoyed it, including my kids. Following the advice of the other reviews I used less sugar (only half the amount called for). I also added 1/2 cup of unsweetened s...

From the coast of Kenya - Mombasa where i spent my New Years

My husband thought it was heaven

I made this with 1 cup of sugar and canned pumpkin. It turned out great, except that I had a hard time knowing when to stop boiling the pudding. It didnt seem to be getting any thicker with more...

I used this as a base for a chilled dessert. I dissolved one packet of unflavored gelatin in just enough boiling water to cover. Once dissolved I added this to one can lite coconut oil, one ca...

I felt that this recipe needed a lot of spicing up, so I added 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp. allspice. I used a stick blender to gi...

too much sugar! I used 2/3cup and it tasted good, then I added another1/3 and it was so sweet it overpowered the flavors, I did not have cardamom so I used a little allspice. My 3 year old didn'...

Let me start by saying that I am a sugar addict (and not looking to go into rehab for it). Rarely do I find things that are 'too sweet' for me, but even when I only used 1 cup of sugar in this ...