All-Time Favorite Dessert


Sweetened Winter Melon (Kundol) with Pili Nuts

Back then as a child we would always see a lot of Kundol or Winter Melon in our barrio especially near our Fiesta or Feast for our Saint in May. Our neighbors would prepare Sweetened Winter Melon (Kundol) with Pili Nuts and we always look forward to having this perfectly paired dessert.

Kundol or Winter melon is scientifically called Benincasa hispida. It is also called ash gourd, wax gourd, white gourd, and winter gourd. In the Philippines, we sweeten Kundol and some stew it in coconut milk. It’s best pair is Pili. Pili nut is one of our top products. It’s name is derived from the Latin term Canarium ovatum. There are many Pili trees that grow in Bicol Region.

The shape of Pili nuts resembles a teardrop that may vary from an inch to 3 inches. Pili nuts are covered by a hard shell…

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Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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