29
Nov
2019

Macapuno Jam – Macapuno Candy

macapuno ballsMacapuno, a “mutant coconut”, is a variety of Philippine coconut palm that does not contain water inside but instead it is completely filled with thick and curdled white meat. The “meat” of the macapuno coconut is widely used for making popular sweets like macapuno jam, macapuno candy, macapuno ice cream, and macapuno preserves. It is also used in flavoring our favorite ice creams, fruit salad and halo-halo.

Macapuno Candy Balls

Ingredients:
4 cans (300 ml) condensed milk
2 cups macapuno (mutant coconuts) preserves
1 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water

How to make Macapuno balls:
* Add condensed milk to macapuno preserves. Cook in low heat. Halfway, remove from heat, add cornstarch (dissolved in a little water).

* Blend well, then, continue cooking while stirring constantly. Cook until it thickens and mixture separates from pan. Cool.

Note: When using bottled preserves, before shaping into balls, set aside cooked mixture for 4-5 hours (or overnight), covered with a cheese cloth. This would present your balls from becoming watery in a short time.

Macapuno Jam / Macapuno Preserve

How to make macapuno preserve
* Cut open the coconut and discard the oily portion. Scrape the meat and blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes.
* Drain. Cook in enough syrup of two parts sugar and one part water.
* Cook the macapuno until it gets transparent.
* Pour while hot in 12-ounces preserving jars.
* Half-seal and sterilize jars for 25 minutes in boiling water.
* Seal completely.

Source: filipinovegetarianrecipe.com
Photo: engbeetin.com

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8 Responses

  1. Joy says:

    What is the shelf life of macapuno balls/candy?
    Can it be stored in the fridge?

  2. Ann says:

    I would like to do home base business i really i appreciate if you can count me to be your member and i want to know the life of macapuno candy. Thank you

  3. Susan Montaos-Dizon says:

    I will try this macapuno candy.

  4. I will try to make this for the mother of my employer..They really like it..

  5. I have a macapuno coco and I want to experiment by cooking it myself.

  6. I love macapuno candy! yum yum!

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