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Spiced papaya compote with whole papaya and cinnamon sticks

Spiced Papaya Compote

  • Author: She's Almost Always Hungry
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


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.



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