Cashew Dominican dessert!

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Hello everyone!

A few days ago I shared a very Dominican traditional dessert: Redcurrant dessert! Today I bring yet another Dominican cookery classic!: Cashew dessert! All of these come from “Mama Anadina’s” kitchen, my mother in law and one of my most revered traditional cooks.

It’s very similar in its preparation to the Redcurrant dessert.

cashew dessert


  • Ripe cashews. (In this case about 2 lbs.)
  • Sugar. (about 1/2 cup)
  • Cinnamon stick.
  • Vanilla.
  • Water.


Boil the cashews (be careful not to let them get too tender)

Once boiled, throw away that water and put them in fresh water. Squeeze them a bit, wash and throw away that water. Set apart.

In a pot add the sugar and cinnamon and just enough water to “wet them”, as it becomes a syrup, add the cashews and let it simmer until it’s well mixed and the cashews have absorbed  well the flavors of the syrup. Add a bit of vanilla and turn off.

Allow to cool at room temperature.

Enjoy this very Dominican dessert and continue enjoying here, the home of Dominican cookery classics.


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11 Responses to Cashew Dominican dessert!

  1. Ivan. says:

    tienes poner la receta de las canquiñas! tengo mas the 20 años que no como eso! The recipe looks great as usual brother..

  2. billpeeler says:

    I’m sure the cashews and cinnamon make a great flavor combo. Looks like a lovely dessert.

  3. Amber says:

    Your dessert looks fantastic Arturo! Do you think dried cashews would work for this recipe? I’ve never come across fresh/ripe cashews around here…

    • Not for this recipe, because what we use for the dessert is the pulp. There is a another dessert we make with peanuts and I guess it can also be made with dry cashews. I’ll share that recipe soon. Thanks for your comments!

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  5. Lee says:

    Como se llama este postre?

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