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This dessert (along with candied green walnuts, candied tomato and candied baby eggplant) is a feature on the menu at popular Istanbul restaurant Ciya. This recipe is a scaled-back, more user-friendly version — to make it the traditional way requires roasting the pumpkin with calcium hydroxide (or slaked lime).

As we mentioned earlier, we’re just a month out from Thanksgiving. Whoa. Every weekday afternoon between now and Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, we’ll feature a recipe that can add another dimension to your holiday table, or make you The Man if you’re just bringing a dish to a gathering.

This candied squash dessert (along with candied green walnuts, candied tomato and candied baby eggplant) is a feature on the menu at popular Istanbul restaurant Ciya. This recipe is a scaled-back, more user-friendly version — to make it the traditional way requires roasting the pumpkin with calcium hydroxide (or slaked lime).