This tropical fruit compote is perfect on ice cream or rice pudding. If you don’t have papaya try substituting with plums, apricots, or mango.
1½ pounds papaya, peeled and seeded*
1 cup sugar
3 whole cloves (or ¼ teaspoon ground)
1 cinnamon stick (or ½ teaspoon ground)
1 whole cardamom pod, lightly smashed (or ¼ teaspoon ground)
¼ cup fresh lime juice
Place the papaya, sugar, spices, and lime juice into a pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat then reduce to a simmer.
Simmer for 30-40 minutes until the mixture is the consistency of a loose jam.
Cool and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Serve cold or warm over ice cream or rice pudding.
*Substitute with stone fruit (plums, apricots), mango, or other fruit.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Category: Condiments
- Cuisine: Hawaiian-American
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 136.78
- Sugar: 31.74 g.
- Sodium: 7.49 mg.
- Fat: 0.35 g.
- Saturated Fat: 0.07 g.
- Carbohydrates: 35.3 g.
- Fiber: 1.8 g.
- Protein: 0.49 g.
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: papaya, lime, spices