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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

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