Gizzada is a sweet open-faced tart that is packed with well-seasoned grated coconut that would surely have you reaching for me. I recently learned that gizzada comes from the Portuguese word guisada, the name for a similar tart brought to Jamaica by Portuguese Jews fleeing persecution in the 1500s. Over time, I guess Jamaicans started spelling guisada phonetically, which led to the gizzada I know and love. Gizzada is a flavorful Jamaican dessert consisting of a pastry shell filled with a sweet, yet slightly spicy coconut filling. It is characterized by its pinched crust, giving the dessert its other name: pinch-me-side. very popular throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean. Shelf life 1-2 weeks, can leave out in the open or refrigerator.
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