Authentic Dulce De Calabaza (Mexican Pumpkin Candy)

Recipe by Rubi5236
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READY IN: 28hrs
YIELD: 60 wedges
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut pumpkin into uniform wedges or slices. Peel and cut pieces of desired size.
  • Soak overnight in lime water to cover. (Use 1 tablespoon lime to each quart of water. Stir lime water well before pouring over pumpkin.).
  • Remove pumpkin from lime water and wash thoroughly 3 or more times in clear water.
  • Cover pumpkin with warm water and bring slowly to boiling point. Boil for 5 minutes.
  • Drain and wash twice in clear cold water. Drain for an hour.
  • Pierce each piece in several places with a fork so that sugar syrup can be absorbed.
  • Weigh pumpkin and use equal amount of sugar. Cover pumpkin with sugar, moisten with water and bake at 300 degrees until pumpkin is crystalized, about 3 hours.
  • Drain and place pumpkin on wax paper to dry.
  • Will keep refrigerated about a week but you should double bag leftovers and freeze for later.
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