I scaled back for 2 serves and used 1/2 a pawpaw which I cooked up and roughly mashed with a potato masher to leave a bit of texture to the dish rather than a smooth dish. I ended up with 4 small desserts and the DM and the DS for whom I made it thoroughly enjoyed just as was without the cream (didn't have any) and looking forward to having the other 2 tonight. Thank you puppitypup, made for All You Can Cook Buffet.
Lovely dessert! Like Syd I decreased the amount of water. Also I halved the sweetener, using xylitol, because the papaya I used was already very sweet. As it was so hot, I didn't care to cook the papaya but just pureed it in the blender, folded it into the custard and refridgerated it for two hours. Absolutely declicious - thanks for posting! Will make this again for sure. Made for When it's hot / when it's not tag game (diabetes forum).
Made this dessert for the Africa challenge on Sweet Desserts & made with a substitution for the sugar! Taking a hint from Susiecat's review, I kept in mind using less water in the custard & more mango in the fruit part! So, in the custard I substituted 1/2 cup of honey for the sugar while lowering the amount of water to 3/4 cup! Then, with the fruit, I used 3 mangoes instead of 2, so in order to increase the sweetner a little more, too, I used 4 tablespoons of honey & 1 teaspoon of water in place of the 4 tablespoons of sugar that I would have used! A lot of juggling, but definitely worth the effort, 'cause this dessert was nicely flavored with the mango & sweet enough without using any sugar! An interesting challenge! [Made & reviewed while touring Africa on Zaar's World Tour 4]
This is a wonderful mild tasting dessert, creamy and rich. I couldn't get my custard to set up properly, though, and it stayed fairly thin after both cooking and chilling. So I whipped up some heavy cream and folded into the custard, then added the cooled mashed mango, and put the whole thing back in the refrigerator to cool for another half an hour. Afterwards I had a lovely, light-textured faintly mango dessert. If I were to do this again I might increase the eggs or decrease the water. I would also add more mango, because I love mango flavor, and would have loved it to be a stronger presence. But as it was, a perfectly delicious dessert anyway. Thanks, puppitypup. Made for the Africa portion of ZWT4.
awesome - easy and great flavors!!! used a combo of all three fruits - splenda was used in the place of sugar (for health reasons) made for ZWT