11 Nov 2008

Candied Pumpkin in syrup

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This last week end was relaxing and fine. We, for first time in month, were peacefully on home. My husband loves candied pumpkin in light syrup, so do I.

I confess that I’ll never try before

This weekend I resolved make this popular sweet dessert here and in Brazil as well. Is easy and you can preserve for month if you use sterilized glasses. You only need a good sweet pumpkin, (Not acorn squash) sugar and patience

Candied Pumpkin in syrup

1 3/4 pounds sugar pumpkin, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1Tbsp spice clove 1 Tbsp honey 1 ½ cups water

2 ½ cup granulated sugar

Soak pumpkin overnight water, (water should cover pumpkin).

The next day, remove pumpkin from water

Bring water, granulated sugar, spice clove and honey to a boil in a 3- to 4-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then add pumpkin and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer pumpkin, covered, until tender but not falling apart, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer pumpkin to a bowl using a slotted spoon, then boil syrup until reduced to about 1 1/2 cups, 5 to 8 minutes


Manggy said...

Beautiful shots Sylvia! Candied pumpkin sounds really good :)

Anonymous said...

That looks awesome :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! This looks and sounds very delicious. A real treat. Beautiful photos, too.


Darius T. Williams said...


That's really all I can say. So I will say it again.



sandra said...

Wow sylvia que rica!!
I love PUMPKIN, but I never try this candied recipe!
Delicious.. ;))
besitos from Turin under rain...

Tina said...

Hi Sylvia,
I just have a question about why you soaked the pumpkin. I am trying to make candied honey dew melon. Do I need to soak it? Please let me know, thank you :)

Arlette said...

hello Sylvia
nice photo...

I do candied pumpkin too, but in LEbanon we use Pickling Lime powder water( dissolve around one cup of lime in water stir and wait around 10 minutes so the powder will sink in the bottom -strain the water carefully without disturbing the bottom and soak the pumpkin pieces over night)
the next day wash the pumpkin several times from the lime and continue with the recipe they will turn crunchy and soak all the syrup...