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slice of fruity maja blanca on a white serving plate
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Maja Jubilee

Fruity Maja Blanca is creamy, cheesy, and sure to be a family favorite. Loaded with cheese and fruit cociktail, this colorful coconut pudding makes a delicious snack or dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chill4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 551kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (13.5 ounces each) coconut milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups fruit cocktail, drained well
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup shredded Eden cheese

Instructions

  • Brush bottom and sides of a 13 x 9 baking dish with coconut oil or melted butter. Set aside
  • In a large pot, combine coconut milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and sugar.
  • Bring to a gentle boil, stirring regularly, until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add 2 cups of the fruit cocktail and stir to distribute. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine water and cornstarch. Stir well until cornstarch is dissolved.
  • Gently add cornstarch mixture into milk mixture, whisking vigorously to prevent lumps. Continue to cook, whisking continuously, until mixture thickens to a thick paste.
  • Transfer mixture into the prepared dish, smoothing top with a lightly oiled spatula or knife.
  • While still warm garnish top with the remaining 1/2 cup fruit cocktail.
  • Allow to slightly cool, cover and refrigerate for about 1 to 2 hours or until completely cooled and set.
  • Sprinkle top with shredded cheese and cut into serving pieces.

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Notes

  • I like to use for this recipe Del Monte Fiesta Fruit Cocktail which has pineapple, red and yellow papaya, nata de coco, and cherries. 
  • I recommend Eden cheese or any processed cheese food which has a mild, creamy taste.
  • Drain the fruits well as the extra heavy syrup might affect the consistency of the pudding and make the dessert overly sweet.
  • Cook at a simmer and do not allow the milk mixture to come to a rapid boil lest it curdles or separates.
  • When preparing the cornstarch slurry, add the water slowly to the cornstarch to make it easier to stir and dissolve.
  • Garnish the surface of the maja with more fruits while still warm as they won't stick if it's already cold and set.
  • Allow the maja to cool before covering as the steam might drip down on the pudding and cause water puddles.

Nutrition

Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 466IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 4mg