Brazilian Sweet Pumpkin and Coconut

Brazilian Sweet Pumpkin and Coconut


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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.


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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