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Candied pumpkin

Today we are making candied pumpkin. This is a great completely natural dessert. The sweet pieces are perfect for a healthy snack.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 4 hours
Time for syrup formation (min.) 6 hours
Total Time 10 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 10 people
Calories 155 kcal


  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 non-stick mat
  • 1 mix bowl
  • 1 saucepan


  • 1 kg pumpkin
  • 400 g sugar
  • 1 pc orange
  • 2 pcs cinnamon stick


  • Prepare everything you need. The use of orange and cinnamon is optional, you can do without them.
    Necessary ingredients
  • Cut the pumpkin into cubes approximately 1.5×1.5 cm. It is not necessary to make smaller pieces, as they will become very small during drying. On the contrary, too large pieces will take a long time to dry. Sprinkle with sugar.
    1 kg pumpkin, 400 g sugar
    Pumpkin, sugar
  • Add orange zest (use a sharp knife to remove only the orange layer) and cinnamon sticks.
    1 pc orange, 2 pcs cinnamon
    Orange peel, cinnamon sticks
  • Mix well.
    Mixing ingredients
  • Place in the refrigerator for 6-12 hours. Stir occasionally. Syrup will form at the bottom and the volume of the pumpkin will decrease.
    Infusing the mixture to form a syrup
  • Bring to a boil. Immediately turn off the heat and leave the pumpkin in the syrup for 2-3 hours until completely cooled. Then repeat the process 2 more times. Make sure the pieces do not fall apart. If the pumpkin is loose and starts to break down into fibers, leave the pieces for a day to soak well.
    Heating of ingredients
  • Remove them from the syrup using a slotted spoon and let the liquid drain.
    Getting pumpkin out of syrup
  • Place on a baking sheet on a silicone mat.
    Pumpkin on a baking sheet
  • Dry in the oven at a temperature of 100-120 degrees for 2-3 hours. Occasionally open the door to let out steam. The candied pumpkin should be slightly sticky but not wet. Just try it to understand.
    Dried pumpkin on a baking sheet
  • In a plate, sprinkle powdered sugar, add the pumpkin pieces and mix to coat them on all sides with a thin layer of powdered sugar.
    Enveloping pumpkin pieces in powdered sugar
  • Transfer to a clean, dry glass jar and store at room temperature. Candied pumpkin is soft, sweet, and aromatic.
    Candied pumpkin


Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 0.01gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.001gSodium: 0.4mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.04mg
Keyword fall, healthy, pumpkin




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