This easy Brazilian pumpkin dessert with coconut uses very few ingredients, 5 to be exact, and is usually eaten with queso fresco and bread.
- 1 (2 pound) fresh pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 10 whole cloves
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened dried coconut
- Combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in a large pot over low heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until pumpkin is very soft, about 30 minutes. Mix in coconut and remove from heat. Mash large pumpkin pieces with a potato mash, or leave them slightly chunky. Let cool for 10 minutes.
- Transfer to a container with a lid and refrigerate.