Friday, June 3, 2011

Simple Jackfruit Candy

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.

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ღᏓуռ էяɨռɨאღ said...

Hi Lani! This looks yummy! I love jackfruits and I still remember when I was young (we used to live in a kampong, planting our own jackfruits, rambutans trees, breeding our own pigs, chicken & ducks) I always waited patiently for them to ripe, once ripen, we'd eagerly gathered around my mom or grandmom to cut them open! LOL
Really missed those fun childhood days :)

Tadka Pasta said...

Looks great! Don't remember jackfruit ever being used in a sweet, we make a great curry with the raw fruit.

☺lani☺ said...

We usually cooked the raw with coconut milk, now i'm missing home :(

Chris's Gourmet Fashion said...

Lani thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a wonderful looking blog full of wonderful things I'm not too familiar with. Will definitely be back to learn more .. hope to see you back too ... That candy looks so yummy.

We Ate This! said...

Lani, I didn't know you can make candy out of jackfruit. Last month my landlord gave me a big one and didn't know what to do with it. I am not fond of eating it as is so I made it into smoothie. Very refreshing, great thirst-quencher lalo na summer dito sa amin.

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

Lani! This looks wonderful!! Thanks for linking up with Friday Potluck -- great to have you back! :)

Trisha said...

Hi Lani, I so want to try this candy recipe out ... i love jackfruit. Thanks for sharing!!!

Miranda said...

Ive never heard of jackfruit, this looks good! Thanks for linking this to Fat Camp Friday, see you next time!

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