Does anyone else ever get their second wind at oh, say 11:00 pm? Well, well, well, I sure did last night. I think it was the papaya post that was looming over me, I couldn’t sleep. Aneta and I picked this glorious fruit to report on this week and I just wasn’t sure about it at first.
I know I have had papaya before, but I couldn’t remember if I liked it or not. So this was a good excuse to buy one and give it a review. I also thought papayas were smaller like mangos. But no, this baby weighed something over 3 pounds. I tried to find the smallest one because I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it and well it was like $1.00 something per pound!
So the aftermath…tasted similarly to a melon to me. And I hate to say it but I am soooo not a fan of melon. It’s not as pungent but there is a little melony taste lingering. I did enjoy the soft texture of the fruit though.
The pa-pie-ahh recipe has a better chance I think.
What you need to make Pa-Pie-Ahh:
– half of papaya cubed
– 1/2 cup melted butter
– 3/4 cup oatmeal
– 1 cup flour
– 1/2 cup brown sugar
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp ginger
– 1/2 tsp salt
1 pie crust
I mixed 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract into the papaya cubes before pouring them into the pie crust. Then top the papaya with the remaining mixture from bowl and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
Holy Yum! Okay so the end result is that the papaya taste is very very mellow in the pa-pie-ahh. But fresh out of the oven and mixed with the yummy mixture it tastes like a cobbler. Mmmm Mmmm… And it was SOOOOO easy to make.
Any suggestions on what to do with the other half of the papaya? I just don’t think I can stomach eating it alone. But I didn’t mind it mixed up in the cobbler pie! Also don’t forget to head over to Aneta’s for her take on this freakishly huge fruit.