Dulce de Jicama

Dulce de Jicama

Jicama (HICK-ah-mah) often served with a little lime and chile or tossed into a salad for crunch gets the royal treatment today.  Mixed with sugar, coconut and orange juice over low heat gives the jicama time to slowly soak in the sweetness to give you the perfect after dinner treat!   

Dulce de Jicama

by Sweet Life / by Vianney Rodriguez



1 jicama, peeled and grated
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup orange juice
½ cups sugar
1 tsp salt
Candied orange peel



In a medium saucepan combine jicama (see photo below), coconut, orange juice and salt. Simmer on low heat until sugar dissolves and orange juice evaporates, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Stir frequently.  Transfer candy to serving dishes and allow to cool, garnish with candied orange peel. 


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