Papaya dessert


Papaya Dessert

Papaya/papaw/pawpaw is a popular tropical fruit and commonly enjoyed in Colombia

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Course Dessert

Servings 8
Calories 147 kcal



  • 2 papayas around 380 grams each
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 litre water



  • Peel and slice papayas into long strips, and remove seeds
  • In a large pot, heat all ingredients on low. Cook for two hours for the sugar, cinnamon and water to form a syrup
  • Once the syrup has the texture of honey and has a champagne-like color, remove from heat and place into a serving dish
  • Let cool slightly, and serve!


Enjoy this dessert during early Summer months, when papayas are at its peak season! Adapted from a recipe from the Sistema Nacional de Información Cultural

Nutrition Facts 

Disclaimer: the Nutrition Facts table reflects an approximation of the recipe’s nutrient content based on data from Canadian Nutrient File by Health Canada as of August 2020. The nutrient values are estimates and actual amounts will vary by ingredient source, freshness, preparation etc. 

Keyword Colombian, Wayuu