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Golden Maja Kalabasa Recipe


How to make Golden Maja Kalabasa Recipe.

Golden Maja Kalabasa Recipe. A popular Filipino dessert Maja Blanca, a delicious and easy recipe. A nutritious maja blanca dessert with a twist, enriched with kalabasa “squash”. This maja blanca is made with all-purpose cream and condensed milk instead of a regular coconut cream and sugar. The combination of cream and condensed milk gives an extra creamy and smooth in texture. A mashed Kalabasa were used instead of corn kernels, peanuts and toasted coconut.

Today I received a huge kalabasa “squash” from Tatay, and I wanted to make something sweet. Went on the web, searchin’ and finally got a recipe that I wanted to try, thanks to nestle.com. So I’m going to make a Maja Blanca, not a regular white coconut Maja Blanca, this time it’s golden and it’s perfect.

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For the mashed Kalabasa:

  • 2 cups Kalabasa, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup water
  • a pinch of salt

Maja Ingredients:

  • 1¼ cups Kalabasa, cooked, drained and mashed
  • 1¼ cups water
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cans (300g) Nestle All-purpose Cream
  • 1 can (300ml) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 tsp. Calamansi Juice or Lime Juice
  • 2 tbsp. Butter or Margarine
  • 1/8 cup toasted cashews, roughly chopped to garnish (optional)

Cooking Procedure:

  • To prepare the squash: Peel, dice and wash the kalabasa, then place it in the saucepan and cover with half cup of water, a pinch of salt and bring to a boil over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until tender. Fire off, drain the stock of kalabasa and reserve for later use. Mash the cooked kalabasa with a fork until smooth. This recipe makes 1¼-1½ cups, to store, let it cool completely and put in a clean jar or plastic container and refrigerate, this will last for 4 days.

kalabasa prep

  • To make the maja kalabasa: Combine water or reserved kalabasa stock and cornstarch in a large casserole and whisk until cornstarch dissolve completely. Add in the cream, sweetened condensed milk, mashed kalabasa and calamansi juice.

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  • Bring to a simmer over low heat, and stir continuously until it thickens for about 18-20 minutes. When the mixture becomes too thick that when you lift your wooden spoon the mixture doesn’t fall off easily, turn off the heat. Add in the butter and mix well to combine.
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  • Pour the mixture into a greased 11×7 baking tin or any similar container and spread evenly. If using cashews or any nuts, sprinkle it on top of maja kalabasa and allow it to set and cool completely before cutting. Slice, serve and enjoy your creamy and delicious maja kalabasa dessert.
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Ingredients are well prepared and we’re going to start cooking . . .
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This recipe is so rich and nutritious, a great way of making vegetable into a delightful dessert fit for the kids. 

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This recipe can make 12 regular slices of delightful Maja Kalabasa dessert. You can also slice them into mini bite size and place it on paper liners and serve at kids party. This tiny Maja Kalabasa doesn’t only taste good, it also looks appealing especially for the kids. 
nestle cream
My favorite and trusted cream, Nestle All-Purpose Cream.  I used it a lot especially for my refrigerator cake recipes.  For me you’re my number one!  

About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!


  1. I’ve never heard of Kalabasa before but this looks soooo good!

  2. This is definitely a nutritious recipe I ‘m gonna try this soon. 🙂

  3. Kalabasa is very nutritious! A brilliant recipe!

  4. very nice. I’m sure my daughter will love this

  5. This looks fantastic. I would never have thought of squash as a dessert but I’m all about trying new things!

  6. I never thought that Kalabasa can be a great flavor for Maja. Very nice!

  7. Delicious and healthy good for meryenda! 🙂 Where to try this?

  8. Sheryl An Mungcal

    wow,. akala ko sa biko lng pwede ang kalabasa. pwede din pala sa maja

  9. Lovely Joy Merced

    this is the first time i heard about this recipe, thanks for sharing!

  10. wow that’s great I want to try it

  11. nutritious food! good for my baby Tiffany

  12. Rhodalyn/cheapbebe davis

    I miss all of this foods ,thanks for this great website specially for pinay like me mabuhay po kayo!

  13. Wow this is a great way to serve it to my nieces to eat vegetables, they dont like kalabasa but they love eating maja, brilliant idea! thanks for the recipe!

  14. sherry ann gole cruz

    a very healthy snack to make.

  15. When you say cool completely, does it mean we have to refrigerate? Cool recipe by the way! A good and nutritious dessert idea for everyone, especially the kids to enjoy!

  16. “Kalabasa” Pampalinaw ng mata.. Healthy & Delicious food

  17. From the looks of it. I’m sure its really delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I really dont know that Kalabasa can be made as maja. Since all I know maja main ingredient is cornstarch. I will take time to follow the recipe of of this day!

  18. sherry ann gole cruz

    YUMMY!i really want to try to make this

  19. This is so nice coz some of the kids nowadays dont like to eat vegetables like kalabasa, this is a great way to let them eat such a delicious dessert

  20. Like kalabasa full of vitamins thank for the recipe

  21. I never knew you can make a dessert out of a Kalabasa. Thanks for sharing your recipe

  22. I never thought that kalabasa would be a great flavor for maja. This is worth a try

  23. a healthy snacks for the kids. thank you for sharing.

  24. for me, this is the most tasteful and healthy desserts.. thanks for the recipe.. keep it up!

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