A wonderful, baked pumpkin dish full of buttery, honey-sweetened rice, dried fruit, diced apples and chopped nuts. Is Ghapama a side dish, a dessert, or a meal in itself? You get to decide! Or, if you’re like me, you’ll serve it with dinner, eat more for dessert and have a second helping for breakfast (if there’s any left).

This festive Armenian dish is served during the Fall and at many holidays including New Year’s. With it’s colorful and artistic flair, it will make a beautiful presentation at your dinner table. For added fun, be sure to eat it while you play a recording of the Armenian folk song that was written about this very dish: “Hey, Jan Ghapama!”


  • 3 small pie pumpkins or one larger pumpkin
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter

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