Pumpkin candy . Exquisite Fruit Candy . The pumpkin is the soft fruit of the vine and belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. This family includes some 850 species of plants, mostly herbaceous, climbing or creeping, that produce large fruits and protected by a firm bark. Although some sources claim that its origin is in America , it seems that the pumpkin is a vegetable native to South Asia .
Today, squash is grown in hot, humid soils around the world. Pumpkin candy is famous not only in Cuba , in much of Latin America and even parts of Europe , pumpkin is used in various ways for culinary art, and desserts is one of its strengths.
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- 1 Characteristics of the pumpkin
- 2 Ingredients
- 3 Elaboration
- 4 Recommendations
- 5 See also
- 6 Source
Scientific name: Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ( Plantae ) Characteristics: fruit Shape: spherical, flattened, oval or elongated in the shape of a bottle. They present the ribbed environment. Size and weight: highly variable. Its size generally ranges from 25 to 40 centimeters in diameter. Color: The bark can be orange, yellow, red, greenish, white, black, purple or a mixture of various colors. Its pulp is generally orange or yellow in color. Flavor: they are slightly tasteless, although with a sweet and fruity touch.
- 1 pumpkin about 6 pounds
- 15 cups of refined sugar 3000gr
- 1 teaspoon salt
Peel the pumpkin, remove the seeds, cut it into pieces and cook it in plenty of water, which must be changed at least 4 times to remove the resin. Once soft, separate the liquid and drain carefully so as not to damage the pieces. Then simmer in previously prepared syrup for 15 minutes, then remove from the heat and let cool. It will be approximately 50 servings.
- This is a dessert that is eaten cold.