Pumpkin in Syrup (Fak Thong Chuem) : ฟักทองเชื่อม

Pumpkin in Syrup is typical Thai Dessert that can easily be cooked. Pumpkin and sugar are the main ingredients. That’s make this dessert really sweet. You can adjust the amount of sugar according to your preference.

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Servings: 2
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins


300g pumpkin (remove the seeds and cut into bite sized pieces)
100g sugar
100g water
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon salt 

Pumpkin in Syrup


1. Put the pot or saucepan on low heat then add water and sugar together and mix them until the sugar dissolves.

Pumpkin in Syrup

2. Once syrup is boiling, add pumpkin pieces, salt and lime juice. You can add more water and sugar, if it is needed.

Pumpkin in Syrup

3. Keep boiling it for about 8 mins or more till the pumpkin is cooked and the color of it will be darker. The sauce will be slightly reduced and thickened.

Pumpkin in Syrup

4. Allow it to cool down and serve.

 Pumpkin in Syrup


  • We didn't remove the peel as it helps pumpkin pieces to hold their shape, but if you don't like it you can remove the peel before cutting it bite-size.
  • You can serve Pumpkin in Syrup topped with creamy coconut cream.

We hope you like our pumpkin in syrup recipe.