Sweet Candied Papaya(Cape Verde)

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READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel the papaya, remove the seeds and cut the flesh either into strips or into 1" cubes.
  • Combine the water and sugar in a large pot. Heat until the sugar has dissolved then add the papaya pieces along with the cinnamon stick, cloves and lemon zest. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat without stirring until the sugar becomes a thick syrup (about 20 minutes boiling).
  • At this point take the pan off the heat and set aside until cooled to room temperature.
  • Turn the papaya and syrup mixture into a jar and store in the refrigerator. It is typically served as a dessert with cottage (farmer's) cheese or yoghurt.
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