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.


Macapuno Preserve

How to Make Macapuno Preserve

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Preserves
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 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

  • 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.


Macapuno Preserve