Green Papaya Pie Recipe – Nevis Island
Green Papaya Pie Recipe Ingredients:
Pie Shell Ingredients:
2 Cups flour
1 Teaspoon salt
2/3 Cup shortening
6 Tablespoons cold water
Green Papaya Pie Recipe Filling:
1-2 Green medium sized papayas (about the size of 5 apples)
1/2 Cup brown cane sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
2 2 Teaspoons cinnamon powder
1/4 Cup butter (not margarine!)
Green Papaya Pie Recipe Cooking Method:
Sift flour and add salt. Cut shortening into flour and sprinkle. Repeat until all the flour is moistened. Gather up with your fingers into a ball. Roll out onto a lightly floured board. Make pie shell rolling out the pastry only once. Leave enough pastry back to make the lattice for the top of the pie. Line the greased 9″ pie pan with pastry.
Green Papaya Pie Filling:
Peel, core and thinly slice the papaya as you would an apple. Parboil the papaya. Add two tablespoons of sugar to the water before boiling. Cook until you can pierce it easily with a fork. Mix in the remaining ingredients by cutting in the butter.
Pack on top of the papaya. Place the lattice on the top of pie and pinch together. Bake at 350°F. for 45 mins. – one hour until the fruit is soft.
Recipe Options: Garnish with Kiwi and Strawberry slices
A Bit About Golden Rock Plantation Inn – Nevis Island, West Indies
“Set between mountain and sea is a simple and quiet beauty.” A 96 acre nature preserve surrounds this 16 room inn, built in 1815 as a sugar producing estate. Cottages have sweeping ocean views, but honeymooners and romantics can choose to stay in their unique windmill tower.
The inn is a relaxing, friendly, environmentally aware retreat away from the hectic world. View their wildlife, hike, tour the rain-forest, swim in their freshwater pool, lunch in the beautiful garden or hop on their courtesy bus to Pinney’s Beach.
Their wooden Pavilion Restaurant serves a large and varied menu. Dinner at the Golden Rock Plantation Inn is a causal elegant affair. Joins them for a sumptuous West Indian Buffet on Saturday at 8:00 pm. Dine while listening to the haunting island music of Honey Bee’s Stringband. Reservations preferred.