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Calabaza en Tacha

Calabaza en Tacha
 
Ingredients: 
 
1 medium-size pumpkin (about 4 pounds)
8 cinnamon sticks
2 pounds piloncillo, coarsely grated, or dark brown sugar
 
Instructions: 
 
 
Cut top off pumpkin and remove seeds and membrane.
Cut the pumpkin into 2-inch pieces.
With a paring knife, score the flesh side of the pumpkin about halfway down to the rind.
Put the cinnamon sticks, piloncillo and 4 cups of water in a Dutch oven and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the piloncillo is dissolved.
Place pumpkin pieces flesh-side down in the sugar mixture.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the pumpkin is soft, about 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool and serve with the syrup.
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