Delicious and Irresistible Dulce de Mamón “Paraguayan Papaya dessert “. Today, we share one of our sweet recipes, a traditional Paraguayan dessert that uses just a few basic ingredients: papaya, sugar, and water. We have also added clove and vanilla to enhance the flavor. The combination is simmered for at least two to three hours on low heat until the fruit develops a soft texture inside but is chewy on the outside. Serve on its own or over milk for a delicious treat after any meal!😋
Ingredients for the Dulce de Mamón
- 1 kg of Mamon Verde (Green Papaya or semi-ripe papaya)
- 750g to 1000g granulated sugar, to taste
- 1 Tablespoon baking soda
- 2 L to 3 L Water, or as needed
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 whole clove or zest from 1 lime, lemon, or orange, optional
Instructions for the Dulce de Mamón
Peel and cut the fruit in half, remove the seeds, and sliced them into thick wedges. Rinse thoroughly with cold water.
Bring a pot full of water to boil. After the water boils, add the fruit pieces into the pot (make sure the water covers all the fruit pieces) and bring to a boil; cook for 5 minutes.
Drain the fruit and rinse it several times with cold water. In a pot, add enough water to cover all the fruit pieces and stir in the baking soda; add the fruit and let it rest for 1 hour. Carefully drain the fruit and rinse it several times with cold water to get rid of the baking soda.
In a deep pot, add sugar and let it caramelized. Then carefully place the fruit and pour in enough hot water to cover all the fruit pieces. Add the whole cloves.
Bring the fruit mixture to a simmer. Simmer until the fruit reaches a glossy, transparent `amber color, and the
liquid has reduced by half and turned into a golden syrup, about 2 to 3 hours.
Remove from heat and let cool completely. Remove the cloves and transfer them to a sealed container. Store in the refrigerator. To serve, scoop some Dulce de Mamon into a bowl and serve as it or with cold milk over. So good!!!😋
- Don’t worry if all the water evaporates; just add more hot water.