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Pawpaw Preserves

No recipe image available.Pawpaw is an indigenous fruit to the U.S., its taste is similar to banana. It has many nicknames, including 'Kentucky banana', 'poor man's banana', 'prairie banana', and 'banango'.

Recipe Ingredients:

12 pawpaws (about 5 pounds)
2 cups water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 lemon
1 orange

Cooking Directions:

  1. Peel pawpaws. Put in kettle with water, without removing seeds. Boil until soft, then put through a sieve. Add sugar and juice of orange and lemon. Boil until thick. Grated rind of orange or lemon may be added.
  2. Pour in sterilized jars and seal in water bath for 10 minutes.

Yield not provided.

Recipe provided courtesy of Kentucky State University.