Jackfruit is a kind of tropical fruit that looks like Durian, but bigger than Durian. It's yellow inside and sweet when it's ripe. I remember in the place where I grew up, we had a tree and it had lots of fruits down to the ground. I'm not fun of eating jackfruit, but I usually made them into candies by cooking with condensed milk. I bought a can of jackfruit in syrup at Vietnamese Restaurant here in Taipei, and here's the catch it's made in Thailand. Filipino made the candies and International Classmates around the globe tasted them. This is what I call "a taste of culture" :) This is similar to Yema (Custard Candy), but I didn't add any eggs that made into just Simple Jackfruit Candy.
1 can of jackfruit (8 pieces), drained and chopped
2 cans of condensed milk
1/2 up walnuts (or any nuts), chopped (optional)
In a heavy pan, place milk and jackfruit and just keep on stirring (scraping) in a medium heat continuously until the mixture became sticky. When the mixture become sticky, add the nuts. If you want to make the candy harder, just continue cooking until the mixture come together when pick up by a wooden spoon. Transfer the mixture in a dish to cool. Form into a ball or any shape desired.
Enjoy!Fat Camp Friday
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