Dulces De Calabasas Mexican Pumpkin Candy Recipe

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Time: 1230 minutes

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Ingredients:

  1. pumpkin
  2. water
  3. brown sugar
  4. ground cloves
  5. ground cinnamon
  6. granulated sugar

Steps:

  1. cut pumpkin in half , remove seeds and as much of the "stringy stuff" as you can , and chop into pieces approximately 1-1
  2. 5 inches by 1
  3. 5-2
  4. 5 inches
  5. slice off skin , taking off as little flesh as you can
  6. measure to make sure you have approximately one quart of pumpkin pieces
  7. put in a fairly heavy saucepan and cover with water
  8. cover , bring to a boil , and boil for 15-20 minutes
  9. drain , but save water , and place pumpkin back in pan
  10. measure water to make sure you have about 1 1 / 2 cups
  11. stir in packed brown sugar until smooth
  12. add cloves and / or cinnamon at this point , if desired
  13. pour the sugar / water syrup over the pumpkin , cover , return to a boil , and boil another 15 minutes
  14. turn off heat and let sit overnight this is how the pumpkin soaks up the syrup and "candies"
  15. in the morning , return to a boil , and boil an additional 5 minutes
  16. remove from syrup with a slotted spoon and place on a tray or cookie sheet lined with waxed paper
  17. allow to dry at least 10-12 hours in a place where it will not be disturbed
  18. roll in granulated sugar and enjoy ! place in air-tight container to store up to two weeks


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