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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1 (1kg) fresh pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunks
400g caster sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
10 whole cloves
140g desiccated coconut
Method Prep:10min › Cook:30min › Extra time:10min › Ready in:50min
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.
Transfer to a container with a lid and refrigerate until cold or overnight; serve in glasses.