Sweet Pumpkin (Dulce de Calabaza)

    Sweet Pumpkin (Dulce de Calabaza) Recipe
    Vianney Rodriguez

     

     

    This sweet candied dessert is a favorite of young and old alike, reminiscent of street candy sold in Mexico.

    Johnny Hernandez is the chef/owner of True Flavors Catering and La Gloria restaurant at San Antonio's Historic Pearl Brewery.
     

     

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    Ingredients
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    1
    pumpkin (5 pounds)
    2
    pounds
    brown sugar
    2
    pounds
    piloncillo
    1
    cinnamon stick
    2
    Anise Star
    10
    cloves
    1/2
    gallon
    water
    Directions
    Step 1
    For the caramel: In a pot add the water, cloves, anise star, cinnamon stick and piloncillo. Reduce heat half way and reserve.
    Step 2
    Wash the pumpkin's outer skin. Cut into 6 to 8 pieces and remove seeds.
    Step 3
    Preheat oven to 325°F.
    Step 4
    In a roasting pan, bake pumpkin with caramel for approximately 1 hour until pumpkin is tender. Baste every 15 minutes.
    Step 5
    Serve with caramel.
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    Serving Size: 
    8
    Serving Per Recipe: 
    1
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    70 mins
    Prep Time: 
    10 mins
    Cook Time: 
    60 mins
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