Piloncillo and Pumpkin

Yield 6-8 servings



  1. Cut pumpkin into wedges. Remove seeds and strings. Cut wedges into 1½ to 2-inch pieces; peel.
  2. Place piloncillo inside a double plastic bag and pound—you might need a hammer–to break up (or substitute the light and dark brown sugar).
  3. Cut off ends of orange, then cut into thin slices.
  4. In a 3-quart saucepan, layer peeled pumpkin pieces, broken up piloncillo or brown sugars and orange slices. Add cinnamon stick, bay leaf, water and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer gently 2 hours. Boil gently uncovered 30 to 40 minutes longer to reduce syrup. Do not stir.

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