Recipe by Muffin Goddess
Adapted from The New York Times cookbook. Posted for ZWT.
Top Review by Chef 565650 Jim
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
- 3 papayas, firm but ripe (the sweeter Hawaiian variety is probably best here)
- 1 vanilla bean, cut into 6 pieces
- 29.57 ml butter
- 59.14 ml brown sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.
- Peel the papayas, split them in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
- Arrange the prepared papayas, cut side up, in a large baking dish filled with approximately 1/2 inch of water.
- Place one piece of vanilla bean, 1 tsp butter and 2 teaspoons brown sugar in the center of each papaya half.
- Bake for 45 minutes, or until tender.