Brazilian pumpkin and coconut dessert

    50 min

    This easy Brazilian pumpkin dessert with coconut uses very few ingredients, 5 to be exact, and is usually eaten with queso fresco and bread.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (1kg) fresh pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 10 whole cloves
    • 140g desiccated coconut

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large pot over low heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until pumpkin is very soft, about 30 minutes. Mix in coconut and remove from heat. Mash large pumpkin pieces with a potato masher, or leave them slightly chunky. Let cool for 10 minutes.
    2. Transfer to a container with a lid and refrigerate until cold or overnight; serve in glasses.

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