Pawpaw is an indigenous fruit to the U.S., its taste is similar to banana. It has many nicknames, including 'Kentucky banana', 'prairie banana', 'poor man's banana' and 'banango'.
1 cup melted butter
2 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 cup pawpaw pulp
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups pecan pieces plus 16 pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Grease two 9 x 4 x 2-inch loaf pans.
- Beat together butter, sugar, and eggs. Add and beat in the pawpaw pulp and lemon juice.
- Sift the flour and baking powder together, and stir them into the batter. Stir in the pecans and scrape the batter into the loaf pans. Garnish each loaf with 8 pecan halves.
- Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The top corners of the loaf will burn, but that adds flavor and character.
Makes 12 servings.
Recipe courtesy of Kentucky State University.