Macapuno Preserve

Macapuno or sometimes called coconut sport is a mutant coconut. It has a very thick soft flesh and instead of coconut water, a thick gelatin-like substance in the center consist the macapuno. The taste is also very different from the regular coconut and you have to add sweetener to appreciate the flavor. So making a macapuno preserve is essential not only to preserve the fruit from spoiling, but to make it sweet and good to eat.


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How to Make Macapuno Preserve
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Recipe type: Preserves
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4 servings
  • Macapuno or mutant coconut
  • 2 parts sugar and 1 part water
  • (for every 2 cups sugar use 1 cup water)
How to make macapuno preserve
  1. Cut open the coconut and discard the oily portion.
  2. Scrape the meat and blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain. Cook in enough syrup of two parts sugar and one part water.
  4. Cook the macapuno until it gets transparent.
  5. Pour while hot in 12-ounces preserving jars.
  6. Half-seal and sterilize jars for 25 minutes in boiling water.
  7. Seal completely.


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