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    Sweet Pumpkin (Dulce de Calabaza)

    Sweet Pumpkin (Dulce de Calabaza) Recipe

    This sweet candied dessert is a favorite of young and old alike, reminiscent of street candy sold in Mexico. A whole pumpkin is baked in a roasting pan and then covered with a sweet caramel.

     

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

     


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

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 1
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