Candied squash in spiced Just Panela syrup


Candied squash in spiced Just Panela syrup

~ A dessert made with squash or pumpkin simmered in Just Panela syrup and spices.


1 medium squash or small pumpkin, about 2 lbs – organic if possible
1 lb Just Panela
5 cinnamon sticks
5 cloves
3 all spice peppers
3 cups water

To serve:

Fresh cheese slices or fresh mozzarella


1. Wash the squash well, slice it open and remove all the seeds and membranes.

2. Cut the squash into medium sized pieces and place them in a large pot with the chunks of panela and spices.

3. Add the water and bring to a boil over medium heat, boil for about 30 minutes with the lid on.

4. Uncover and simmer for about 1 hour or until the syrup thickens.

5. Remove from heat and serve warm with a slice of fresh cheese.