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Easy Brazilian Pumpkin Coconut Dessert with Few Ingredients

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"This pumpkin dessert is very famous in Brazil and is eaten everywhere - we call it Doce de Abóbora com Coco. You only need 5 ingredients. Serve cold or at room temperature. It is usually eaten with queso fresco, but I like to serve it with goat cheese or eat it on bread."
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50 m servings 459 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. Transfer to a container with a lid and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 459 calories; 15.3 g fat; 83.8 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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