• 1 large crookneck squash, cut into 4 X 5 inch pieces, seeded
  • 1 1/3 lbs tapa de dulce, broken into small pieces or unrefined and unbleached whole sugar cane
  • 10 cloves
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 lime tree leaves
  • Peel of 1 orange, cut into 1 X 1 inch cubes


Heat 3 cups water in a saucepan over medium high.

Add tapa de dulce or whole sugar cane and bring it to a boil until tapa de dulce or whole sugar is completely dissolved. Add cloves, cinnamon, lime leaves, orange peels, and crookneck squash.

Add water to cover two inches above mix level. Boil for 10 more minutes.

Reduce heat to medium and cook until mix thickens, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Let it cool down.

Remove cinnamon sticks, orange peel, and cloves. Serve cold.

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  • Alimento base: Ayote (crookneck squash)
  • Dificultad: Average
  • Tiempo preparación: 30 min.
  • Comensales: 10
  • Estacionalidad: All year
  • País: Costa Rica
  • Comunidad:
  • Típica de: Costa Rica
  • Provincia:
  • Microondas: No
  • Celiacos: No
  • Afrodisiaca: No
  • Thermomix: No
  • Niños: No
  • Light: No
  • Vegetariana: Yes

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