5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 16 minutes
Servings 8


  • 4 lbs. green papaya without skin or seed and cut into pieces
  • 2 liters water
  • 1 tbsp. bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups brown sugar
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks


  • Peel the papaya, remove the seeds and cut into slices or pieces. In a large container add the papaya with the water, bicarbonate of soda and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Then drain and rinse.
  • In a medium saucepan add the papaya, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon sticks and cook covered at medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover, cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Let cool and place in the refrigerator until serving time.
  • When serving you can accompany with white cheese from the country.
Course: Dessert

1 Comment

  1. Dawn Skipper

    5 stars
    This is the second time I have made this recipe and it is exquisite! My step dad always talked about a sweet papaya dish his grandmother use to make him in Puerto Rico. From what he could remember as far as taste lead me to your recipe. He said it was just like his grandmothers! Now I am addicted to it! Lol I will cook this the rest of my life. Thank you. ❤️