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Pumpkin Candy Ecuador Dessert Recipe

Pumpkin Candy Ecuador Dessert Recipe
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Pumpkin Candy Ecuador Dessert Recipe is a dessert prepared with pumpkin or pumpkin simmered in syrup of panela with cinnamon, cloves and sweet pepper.

Ingredients

  • almost 2 pound squash can use pumpkin or butternut squash in USA
  • pound of pan piloncillo
  • cinnamon sticks
  • cloves
  • sweet peppercorns
  • ~ 3 cups of water

Instructions

  • Wash the squash well, cut it in half, and remove the seeds and membranes.
  • Cut the pumpkin into medium-sized pieces and put them in a large pot with the pieces of brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and sweet pepper.
  • Add the water and bring to a boil over medium heat for about 30 minutes with the lid on.
  • Uncover and simmer for about 1 hour or until syrup thickens and squash pieces are “pasty” or candied.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot or cold squash chunks with a slice of queso fresco.

Notes

To accompany: pieces of cheese or cheese, you can use queso fresco or fresh mozzarella

Keywords: Auyama, Pumpkin, Pumpkin in tacha, Sweet squash, Panela, Piloncillo, Pumpkin

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