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Docinhos De Abobora - Brazilian Pumpkin Candy
from Um Safia

This is a lovely simple recipe for Docinhos de Abobora, the famous Brazilian candy treats.

50 candies

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups grated coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cloves
  • vegan margarine, for greasing
  • confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Place all the ingredients in a large, heavy bottomed pan. Cook on a medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is thick, or until it reaches the medium-ball stage (238 to 245 degrees F.).

Turn onto a greased platter to cool.

Shape into small balls (you may need to grease your hands lightly with a little margarine) and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

Place in paper petit fours / bonbon cases.