Papaya Butter is the perfect way to use ripe papaya. The sweet tropical papaya is balanced with delicious hints of warm spices transforming a cooked pureed fruit into a seasonal delicacy. Enjoy on a piece of toast, served over brie on a cheese board, warmed over cake and ice cream, or served as a topping for pancakes
And, be sure to can the extra for keeps!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Yield: 4 pints
In a 5-quart heavy bottom sauce pot add all ingredients. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring frequently until boiling. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the apples are fork tender for one hour.
Remove pot from heat and with a stick blender puree mixture until smooth consistency. Return to heat and simmer for 1-2 hours, until a dark syrupy consistency, stirring frequently.
Enjoy the papaya butter on a piece of toast, served over brie on a cheese board, warmed over cake and ice cream, or served as a topping for pancakes, or can for keeps!
Ladle papaya butter into prepared canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch of headspace, and water bath can for 15 minutes when canning in pint jars (Complete Home Canning Instructions). Or, simply store in the refrigerator.
Rad Tip: Use your slow cooker to free up your time! Place all the ingredients from the start into a slow cooker set to high for 2 hours. After you puree, place back in the slow cooker and cook until the puree is thick, velvety, and a deep auburn color, about 2 hours.