While Halloween isn’t typically celebrated in Moldova, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the seasonal charm of a pumpkin pie with a Moldovan twist. This delightful recipe combines the creaminess of ricotta or cottage cheese with the comforting flavors of grated pumpkin, raisins, and a touch of sweetness.
You’ll always find a slice of sweet, salty, soft, or dry brânză [‘brɨnzə] in every Moldovan house. Brânză is a typical fresh white cow, sheep or goat cheese, very popular in Moldova. Locals get their dairy products either from relatives that live in the village or from the local market.