I am not familiar with preparing papaya's. I did this one, and added a dash of rum, and served it with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Mine was from brazil so I can't wait til I can find some that are from Hawaii! These were satisfactory considering my inexperience with papaya's. I don't think i'll put as much water in the pan next time tho. thanks for the recipe. can't wait to try it again.
A delightful way to eat that reasonable fruit (at least in our area) that I certainly hadn't thought about. Roasting "pumps up" the rather bland flavor of this fruit. Bumped it up a bit by adding sliced strawberries, a little rum, and lemon slices (and the vanilla bean of course.) My wife said this would be a wonderful dessert served with vanilla ice cream. I served it with pork chops, rice, and a green salad. What a great meal. It is to make again for sure. Jim in So Calif
Very tasty. I have only had papaya while on vacation in Mexico and Hawaii, so it was a real treat having such a wonderful, tropical fruit at home. I could really taste the little vanilla beans, and I think it's the vanilla that really rounds out the overall flavor of this great dish. Made for ZWT5.
The vanilla bean goes nicely with the papaya in this. I used half the butter and sugar and added a tablespoon of dark rum. Baked for 15 minutes and served this as dessert with low fat vanilla ice cream. It was yummy!
I baked 2 large-ish papayas for our breakfast. Very easy and tasty, too.
I cut this recipe way back 'cause it was just for 2 of us, so used only 1 papaya ~ Made for a wonderful late morning treat! Definitely will keep this recipe around, as I want to make this unusual treat for company sometime! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed while touring South & Central America on the Zaar World Tour 4]
Vanilla added a nice touch. Mine needed to cook an hour because they were quite large. Tasty treat (I am eating mine for breakfast!) Made for ZWT4.
Very nice treat! The vanilla bean was a nice addition and the syrup the center went nicely with the Arepas that I served with this. Thanks for the post.
Suprisingly good. This turned a mediocre (slightly overripe and not very sweet) papaya into a wonderful treat. The vanilla brings out the aromatic flavors in the papaya, I used real vanilla extract and added a bit of spiced rum as one reviewer suggested. I can't wait to try this again with a higher quality papaya.
Very good! This was my first trying papaya and I really enjoyed it. I only made half of the recipe for just my DH and I. Made for ZWT4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.