Start by washing the outside of the pumpkin. Then start to cut with a large sharp knife.
Insert the knife and carefully cut straight down toward the blossom end, stabilizing the pumpkin on a towel. Cut it entirely in half.
Cut them into slices following the pattern of the pumpkin. Then slice sliced into 4-inch pieces.
In a large pot, add the piloncillo, cloves, cinnamon sticks broken into pieces and water. Cook over medium heat until the piloncillo starts to soften.
Place the pumpkin slices on top and cover. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 ½ to 2 hours or until all of the pieces are soft.
Enjoy with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. It makes a delicious dessert! Add it yogurt and sprinkle granola for a healthy and filling breakfast.