Jump to content
  • Sign Up
0
Marilyn R

Papaya Applesauce

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

:) I'm not really into cooking, but I do it to be able to maintain. This recipe was one of those accidental things that turn out delicious, so I wanted to share.

Papaya applesauce:

4 apples of your choice, peeled, cored and sliced. (I used 2 Pink Lady and 2 MacIntosh)

1/2 a ripe papaya, peeled, seeds removed, chopped (There are U-Tube videos on how to prep a papaya if that's a new fruit to you)

1 cinnamon stick

Juice of 1/2 - 1 lime (Depending on the tart/sweet combination of your apples and papaya, my papaya wasn't very sweet so I used the juice of 1/2 a lime.

1 T. Apple cider vinegar (I like the organic raw, unfiltered version).

1/8 - 1/4 cup of water, depending on the juiciness of your papaya

Place all ingredients in a small crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Mash with a potato masher if necessary after slow cooking. I didn't have to do that step. If you don't have a crock pot, just cook it in a SS pan stove stop over low heat after bringing the ingredients to a boil until the fruit gets mushy. Remove the cinnamon stick.

Good warm or cold. I really like this and it's really good, as well as being good for your digestive system, high in antioxidants and some vitamins. I have a hard time in the morning with eating breakfast, maybe a lupus thing vs. celiac thing, but I always find this applesauce appetizing.

I was impressed when I googled the health benefits of papaya. My DP usually isn't thrilled with my fruit desserts or applesauce, but he's all over this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That sounds so yummy! I was going to make a rare Friday trip to the store tomorrow so I think I'll pick up some apples and papaya, I can't wait to try it. I'll bet it's just as good with mango which I have a torrid love affair with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That does sound good. I like applesauce. No one else in my house does, though. Oh well, more for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I must confess I have not made applesauce with papaya but with many other things including vanilla beans, rosemary, thyme, etc. I always roast my apples in the oven to caramelize first which makes the flavour even that much more wonderful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Delish! Thanks for posting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That sounds so yummy! I was going to make a rare Friday trip to the store tomorrow so I think I'll pick up some apples and papaya, I can't wait to try it. I'll bet it's just as good with mango which I have a torrid love affair with.

I have a torrid love affair with mangos too! I hope you love it!

It's hard to find a ripe papaya when you want to make something! I've parked my car in the sun with a papaya in a bag with a ripe banana or apple for a day or two to speed the process up.)

In the old days, I used to stick my yeast rolls in the back seat of my car in the sun to make them raise faster. It worked! I guess I'm an impatient cook. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I must confess I have not made applesauce with papaya but with many other things including vanilla beans, rosemary, thyme, etc. I always roast my apples in the oven to caramelize first which makes the flavour even that much more wonderful.

Hi love,

Do you peel the apples first or roast them whole? I'm thinking, but I don't know since I'm not an experieced cook that if you roasted slices they'd dry out. How long do you roast your apples for and at what temperature and whole, halved quartered or sliced?

I guess if you roast them whole you get a break to let them cool. I like recipes where you don't have to do anything else for awhile lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know how to pick out a ripe mango, and I found some easily at the store. It wasn't until I got there I realized I have no clue how to pick a ripe papaya so I just passed on that. I've got my witch's brew brewing in the kitchen and it smells heavenly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Delish! Thanks for posting.

I hope you like it as much as I enjoy your sunset. Beautiful!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know how to pick out a ripe mango, and I found some easily at the store. It wasn't until I got there I realized I have no clue how to pick a ripe papaya so I just passed on that. I've got my witch's brew brewing in the kitchen and it smells heavenly.

Let us know how it comes out!

You didn't ask, but the papaya should be yellow or orange in color on the outside (vs green, like you see in the market) and sort of soft. They ripen like a banana.

I've got frozen mango, so please do report on the mango witches brew, lol.

I made another batch tonight!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let us know how it comes out!

You didn't ask, but the papaya should be yellow or orange in color on the outside (vs green, like you see in the market) and sort of soft. They ripen like a banana.

I've got frozen mango, so please do report on the mango witches brew, lol.

I made another batch tonight!

I looked for a papaya today and all they had were mangoes. I'll keep looking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very tart, I added a wee bit of organic sugar and it's just perfect. I also picked up a bunch of blackberries extremely cheap so those will go in tomorrow with more apples. I'm very happy with the results. Thanks for the tips on the papayas, maybe I'll pick one up sometime.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very tart, I added a wee bit of organic sugar and it's just perfect. I also picked up a bunch of blackberries extremely cheap so those will go in tomorrow with more apples. I'm very happy with the results. Thanks for the tips on the papayas, maybe I'll pick one up sometime.

I'm glad it came out good, thanks's for letting me know. It's funny, you reminded me that I never have liked sweetened fruit. Even when I was a child my mother would make strawberries and peaches separately for me from the bowl served to the rest of the family. I always wanted mine plain, without sugar. The pink lady apples are pretty sweet on their own, and so is the papaya. That sauce is some good stuff for you. (Works as a facial, too, lol.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I looked for a papaya today and all they had were mangoes. I'll keep looking.

I think you'll like it, prickly. Our local Wal-Mart carries Papayas now, have you checked there? I'm picking mine off a tree I stuck in the ground about a year ago. I planted it too close to the house, like I always do. I figure I hit return on investment: the sappling cost $25 and I've consumed 5 papayas, gifted 3, and have a crop of them getting ripe on the tree now.

The stuff you grow yourself always tastes best in mho. The papaya will be good for your DH I think, from what I've read.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
0

×