Recipes from Antigua and Barbuda: Papaya Pie

Recipes from Antarctica

Papaya Pie

Country: Recipes from Antigua and Barbuda
Course: Dessert


  • 1 medium pie shell
  • 3 ripe papayas (the riper the better)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 dash orange extract
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 egg whites


  1. Peel the papayas and remove the seeds. Roughly mash them.
  2. Add the lime juice, the lime zest, the cinnamon and the orange extract. Mix well.
  3. Fold in the flour and sugar. At this point, you might want to taste the mixture and adjust the ingredients according to how sweet you like it.
  4. Beat the eggs until they form stiff peaks.
  5. Gently fold the egg whites into the papaya mixture.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pie crust.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until the filling is set and slightly brown on top.
  8. Serve chilled.