How to Make Candy from Sayote


  • 1 kilo chayote
  • 1/2 tsp. lime
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Wash, peel the chayote, remove core and slice lengthwise.
  2. Dissolve 1/2 tsp. lime in 4-1/2 cups water and soak the chayote in it for 3 hours.
  3. Drain, put in boiling water for 5 minutes; drain again.
  4. Put 1/2 cup sugar (for every kilo of sayote).
  5. Soak overnight, then drain next day.
  6. Put again 1/2 cup sugar, boil and soak the chayote in it.
  7. Drain, put the chayote in hot water.
  8. Add again 1/4 cup sugar to the syrup and boil until thick.
  9. Soak the chayote in this syrup for a few days.
  10. Drain, add hot water. Let dry.
  11. Cool, pack in plastic bag, seal.


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