Candied Pumpkin inspired in my Great Grandmothers original recipe
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Candied Pumpkin Mexican Style

The candied pumpkin is very simple to make. You just need a pumpkin cut in pieces, water, piloncillo and cinnamon sticks.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Easy Recipes
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Chef Adriana Martin


  • 1 medium size pumpkin around 10 pieces
  • 3 piloncillo cones
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cups of water


  • Clean and cut the pumpkin in eight to ten pieces depending the size. Do not remove the seeds. Those taste very nice after cooked.
  • Place the pumpkin pieces inside a big pot and add the piloncillo, the cinnamon sticks and the water.
  • Cover the pot and cook for 15 - 20 minutes on medium heat. The pumpkin cooks fast, When tender it will be ready. You can scoop the cooked flesh with a spoon and eat warm. Or refrigerate and eat cold.