Pumpkin Candy

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READY IN: 49hrs
YIELD: 1 pound
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel and seed pumpkin and cut into 2x4-inch strips.
  • Put strips into bowl just big enough to hold them.
  • Stir baking soda into enough water to cover strips. Pour over strips and let stand 12 hours.
  • Drain and rinse strips in running water.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop strips into water. Cook until tender but not soft.
  • Remove strips and crisp in ice cold water. Drain.
  • Juice lemon and cut zest into strips.
  • 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.
  • Add pumpkin strips, cover pot, and simmer for 20 minutes, until syrup is thick and strips are brittle.
  • Spread candy on wax paper and let dry for 10 hours.
  • Store pieces in an airtight container.
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