Hi, I'm Rachel Edelman, for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make a papaya syrup that you could use for waffles, pancakes or ice cream.
Cutting and Removing Seeds
First wash the papaya. Then cut it in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. You can spoon them out or hold the papaya in one hand and slide the seeds out with the spoon.
Cut off the ends, stand up the papaya and slice downward. Now cut slices and chop them into smaller pieces.
Place 1 cup of the papaya into a saucepan. Add a half a cup of maple syrup. If you don't want a maple flavor, you could use sugar and water instead. Heat the fruit and syrup in the pan so it simmers for about 3 minutes.
Thick or Thin Syrup
For a thin syrup, press the mixture through a strainer. For a thick syrup, put mixture in a food processor.
You can put your papaya syrup in a jar or a bowl and serve warm. Store any leftover syrup in the refrigerator.
Enjoy this delicious syrup with breakfast or dessert. Thanks for watching, to learn more visit us on the Web at food.about.com.
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