Humitas Dulces

  1. Peruvian Humitas Dulces Recipe
  2. How to Prepare Sweet Humitas
  3. Ingredients
  4. Method
  5. Tips and tricks
  6. Additional information

Peruvian Humitas Dulces Recipe

Looking for a sweet? Do you want something traditional? Then our preparation of corn humitas are for you. This exquisite appetizer delights every palate in the country. It's about rich corn-based buns that allow the versatility of being sweetened and adding some spices. Still don't know how to make them? Let's go to the kitchen!

How to Prepare Sweet Humitas

Peruvian Recipe of Humitas
Sweet Humitas

For this rich recipe for Humitas Dulces, not many ingredients or so much time are required to make a large quantity. This makes it ideal for the whole family or even for a gathering with friends.

🔪 Prep Time15 minutes
🍲 Cook Time1 hour
⏲️ Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
🍽️ Servings12 servings
🔥 Calories200 calories


  • 32 corn pans
  • 8 corn
  • 1 1/2 cups liquid milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup black raisins
  • 4 tablespoons of blancmange
  • Water


  1. In a pot, add the thirty-two pancas de choclo with water to cover and over medium heat, let it boil for about five minutes until they soften. Remove and reserve.
  2. Next, shell the eight corns and reserve the crowns. Blend the grains together with a cup and a half of liquid milk.
  3. Now, in another separate pot, add the three tablespoons of unsalted butter and melt over low heat. Also add two tablespoons of brown sugar and cook for approximately fifteen minutes. Always moving.
  4. Then, add the half cup of black raisins a little before removing from the heat. Let cool and place an eighth of the dough on two corn pans placed one on top of the other.
  5. Immediately, fill them with half a tablespoon of white manjar, wrap in two other corn pancas and tie with wick. Repeat this process until you use up the dough and the white manjar in its entirety.
  6. At the moment, in a saucepan, incorporate the crowns reserved at the beginning as a base and cover with water to the top. Place the humitas on top of them and cook for approximately 25 minutes. Remove, let rest and serve.
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Next, we leave you some 2 great tricks so that your sweet humitas are the best.

Tips and tricks

  • Some people use to add cinnamon to enhance the flavor, you can try it and give it a different touch.
  • It is a recommended option to incorporate milk already boiled with sugar (such as homemade condensed milk) into the preparation. This will give it a different sweetness that will catch any palate.

Additional information

These exquisite Peruvian Corn Humitas, are made as a tradition in Cuzco , since they have been taken as a typical dish. Despite this being a very common dessert or entree in our land; This exquisite traditional recipe is also prepared in other Latin American countries where they are made in other ways.

The name humita for this dish is said to come from the Quechua humint'a. Others also allege that it may come from Paraguay from the Guarani language. However, the most accepted is Quechua, since we would be talking about an existence that dates back centuries. This does not happen with Guarani.

In Peru, in the 17th century, they were prepared with ground corn dough, wrapped in panca leaves and stuffed in various ways. Among these there were sweet and salty forms, with humitas of cheese, meat, sugar, raisins, herbs, among others. Coming through time to what we have today.

This ancient food was prepared in Peru in pots, earthen ovens, among other things. It was also stuffed with what they called shatu in Quechua, which in Spanish would be a sumptuous delicacy. There is even talk about this preparation that comes from long ago as dictated by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in references of approximately 1550.

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