Lucuma is a fruit native from Chile and Peru. The flavors resemble caramel. These Lucuma bonbons are made with lucuma pulp brought from Chile. They are delicious.
You can get lucuma pulp (is sweet like apple butter) online in the USA at this store Tu Chile Aquí. Sometimes you can find lucuma pulp frozen, Goya brand on Latin supermarkets, like Fiesta in Texas. The frozen version doesn’t have sugar, so you will need to cook the pulp with sugar until caramelized.
Another option is to get lucuma powder online or Whole Foods or natural supermarkets. Is trendy on smoothies.
I have never seen Lucuma fruit in the USA. I remember my grandmother cutting it and scooping the pulp to make butter or to add to whipped cream for one of our most traditional cakes: Lucuma meringue cake.
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for 15 bonbons
- 1/4 cup lucuma puree
- 1/4 cup ground almonds or almond meal
- chocolate sprinkles to roll
- Mix lucuma puree with the almond meal until you get a paste. Form the balls with your hands.
- Roll in the chocolate sprinkles and place in paper cups.
- Serve the same day or refrigerate.