Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Pawpaw (Papaya) Tarts Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Pawpaw (Papaya) Tarts

    Pawpaw (Papaya) Tarts. Photo by sweet**tooth

    1/2 Photos of Pawpaw (Papaya) Tarts

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 25 mins

    1 hr

    25 mins

    Liberian_Chef's Note:

    This is my recipe for pawpaw tarts which are just little papaya pies. They are little and are perfect for lunches, picnics, or any other place you want to take them. The tarts are very easy to make. The challenging thing is to find a green pawpaw. You may have to make a special trip to your local African, Oriental or Spanish store. But, it is certainly worth the trip.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note


    Serves: 6



    Units: US | Metric

    Pawpaw Filling



    1. 1
    2. 2
      Peel your pawpaw and remove the seeds. Cut up into chunks roughly 1 square inch. Place papaya in a pot. Cover with water, add salt, cover the pot, and boil until soft.
    3. 3
      When done, drain off the water and cool. Use a cook spoon to mash and force the papaya through a strainer.
    4. 4
      Squeeze the limes and add the juice. Be careful to not add any seeds. Stir in margarine, vanilla, and cinnamon(or nutmeg).
    5. 5
      Add 1 1/2 cup of sugar, stir, and taste. Slowly add remaining sugar to your taste. I use the entire 2 cups because I like it very sweet. You may not. Mix well and set aside.
    6. 6
      Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    7. 7
      Pie Crust:.
    8. 8
      Measure out and combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Use a fork to cut the butter into the flour. To cut, you simply mash the margarine into small pieces while mixing in the flour. Cut and mix until the small pieces of butter are more or less spread out in the flour.
    9. 9
      Stir sugar in the milk. Pour sweetened milk into flour mixture. Fold milk into flour evenly.
    10. 10
      Use your hands to gather dough into a ball. Place on lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into four pieces. Use a rolling pin to flatten each piece of dough.
    11. 11
      Divide it into two sections for easy handling. Roll the dough out flat on a lightly floured surface as shown in the photo. Use a large round cookie cutter to cut the dough into circles.
    12. 12
      Spoon the filling in to the center of the dough and fold over. Seal the edges with a fork.
    13. 13
      Grease and flour a cookie sheet. Place the tarts on the cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown (about 20-25 minutes.).
    14. 14
      Use a spatula to remove from the cookie sheet. Enjoy!

    Browse Our Top Tarts Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 03, 2013


    • on May 26, 2010


      This is delicious and very easy to make! I modified a bit..I was trying to use up 1/2 a leftover papaya. I didn't cook it. Instead, I cubed it and placed all filling ingredients in the blender to almost smooth. I used a prepared crust instead. I cut the circles and placed in a muffin tin (yielding 6 tarts). I froze the rest of the filling for later. Soooo good. Enjoy!!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on January 30, 2009

      A note: Papaya (carica papaya) is referred to and sold as pawpaw in some parts of the world. However, pawpaw (asimina triloba) is a completely different fruit species native to the temperate woodlands of North America.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Pawpaw (Papaya) Tarts

    Serving Size: 1 (357 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1071.4
    Calories from Fat 402
    Total Fat 44.6 g
    Saturated Fat 10.1 g
    Cholesterol 7.5 mg
    Sodium 984.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 159.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    Sugars 89.3 g
    Protein 11.2 g

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes