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Calabaza en Tacha - Candied Pumpkin

Calabaza en Tacha

Author Vianney Rodriguez


  • 1 pumpkin about 5lbs
  • 2 lb brown sugar
  • 2 lb piloncillo
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 anise star
  • 10 cloves
  • ½ gallon water


  1. For the caramel
  2. In a pot add the water, cloves, anise star, cinnamon stick, piloncillo. Bring to a boil, reduce heat; cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  3. Prepare the Pumpkin:
  4. Wash outer skin, cut in 6 to 8 pieces; remove seeds and cut into slices.
  5. Preheat oven to 325 degree
  6. In a roasting pan bake pumpkin with caramel, for approximately 1hr until pumpkin is tender, you will need to baste every 15min.
  7. Serve warm with caramel.

Recipe Notes

recipe adapted from Chef Johnny Hernandez