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Calabaza en Tacha

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 11



  • 1 each pumpkin (or other winter squash)


  • 1 each pumpkin (or other winter squash)
  • 10 each cloves – whole
  • 2 each anise star
  • 1 each cinnamon stick
  • 2 pounds piloncillo (substitute dark brown sugar and molasses)
  • ½ gallon water
  • 2 pounds brown sugar


  • STEP 1
    For Caramel: In a pot add the water, cloves, anise star, cinnamon stick, and piloncillo. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  • STEP 2
    Prepare Pumpkin: Wash outer skin.
  • STEP 3
    Cut into 6-8 pieces.
  • STEP 4
    Remove the seeds and cut into slices.
  • STEP 5
    Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • STEP 6
    In a roasting pan, bake pumpkin with caramel, for approximately 1 hour until pumpkin is tender.
  • STEP 7
    Continue to baste every 15 minutes.
  • STEP 8
    Serve warm with caramel.

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