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    Pumpkin Candy

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    49 hrs

    1 hrs

    48 hrs

    Mikekey's Note:

    Adapted from old Pueblo Indian recipe. This takes a couple of days to make. I haven't made this yet, so don't know how many pieces (servings) it makes.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    pound

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Peel and seed pumpkin and cut into 2x4-inch strips.
    2. 2
      Put strips into bowl just big enough to hold them.
    3. 3
      Stir baking soda into enough water to cover strips. Pour over strips and let stand 12 hours.
    4. 4
      Drain and rinse strips in running water.
    5. 5
      Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop strips into water. Cook until tender but not soft.
    6. 6
      Remove strips and crisp in ice cold water. Drain.
    7. 7
      Juice lemon and cut zest into strips.
    8. 8
      Combine sugar, lemon juice, zest, cilantro and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. Heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, then boil slowly without stirring for 10 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add pumpkin strips, cover pot, and simmer for 20 minutes, until syrup is thick and strips are brittle.
    10. 10
      Spread candy on wax paper and let dry for 10 hours.
    11. 11
      Store pieces in an airtight container.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pumpkin Candy

    Serving Size: 1 (692 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1958.6
     
    Calories from Fat 3
    70%
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 1897.5 mg
    79%
    Total Carbohydrate 511.7 g
    170%
    Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
    21%
    Sugars 499.6 g
    1998%
    Protein 1.4 g
    2%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    sugar pumpkin

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