Meatless Monday – Candied Pumpkin

by naturalkidz on November 24, 2013

It’s almost Thanksgiving, the holiday which is surrounded by pumpkin.  This recipe is for candied pumpkin, which, to us, sounds AMAZING as a side dish this Thanksgiving.  Or tonight…. Thanks to Donna of Apron Strings for the recipe!


Serves 8

  • 4 cups pumpkin, peeled & cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

Place the pumpkin and water together in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the pumpkin flesh becomes tender when pierced with a fork. Drain, reserving 1 1/2 cups water and set the pumpkin aside.

Pour the reserved pumpkin cooking water back into the saucepan. Add the brown sugar and bring to a boil.

Add the pumpkin to the saucepan, turn heat down to medium low and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 8-10 hours.

Divide into 8 servings and enjoy!

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