Brazilian Sweet Pumpkin and Coconut

    45 minutes

    This is a sweet spiced pumpkin and coconut paste that sets when cold and can be eaten like a sweet. Known in Brazil as doce de abóbora com coco.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 900g pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cut into large chunks
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 10 whole cloves
    • 450g desiccated coconut

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Put the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon and cloves in a large pot and cook on medium-low heat stirring occasionally until the pumpkin is very soft; about 30 minutes.
    2. Add the coconut then mix well and remove from heat. You can mash any large pieces of pumpkin with a potato masher or if you prefer leave it chunky.
    3. When cooled a bit transfer it to an air tight container and store it in the fridge. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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