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Wednesday

Calabaza en Tacha ... You Betcha!!


If you are looking for something fun to do with a pumpkin ... have I ever got something yummy for you!! Calbaza en Tacha is a traditional Mexican desert that is pretty simple and oh so good!!  I'm always looking for ways to grow my little one's knowledge of world and flavors beyond our shores.  A sweet treat like this one sure to please! 

Here is what you need:
4 lbs of fresh pumpkin (cut into chunks)
1 orange
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
1 whole clove
2 lbs Piloncillo ( you can use brown sugar or
raw sugar)
a pat of butter

Place a few inches of water in your pot add juice of 1 orange, cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, 1 whole clove, 2 lbs Piloncillo (or brown or raw sugar) and a pat of butter (optional) Stir and add in your pumpkin pieces. Simmer covered until tender.

These things are YUMMY warm.  If you don't have a dairy restriction spoon over a bit of sweetened condensed milk and hello delicious just became decadent!  For some crunch and a little bit of salty spice I recommend you top it with fresh roasted pumpkin seeds!  Even better news this treat gets yummier in the fridge. Including pumpkin cleaning and slicing I would say the process took about 20 minutes! Enjoy!!

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