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Papaya Balls

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“This recipe comes from a friend of mine from Trinidad. She serves these candies every Christmas.”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 papaya, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 3 cups sugar (approximately. use 3/4 cup sugar per every cup of papaya)
  • green food coloring or red food coloring

Directions

  1. Squeeze excess juice out of the grated papaya.
  2. Measure the papaya: to every cup of papaya, add 3/4 cup sugar.
  3. Mix the papaya, sugar, lime peel and lime juice in a saucepan.
  4. Cook slowly over medium/low heat until the mixture "gels".
  5. Add a few drops of food coloring.
  6. Cool.
  7. Shape into balls and roll the balls in granulated sugar.

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