I just removed the seeds and scooped out the pulp like a grapefruit. Man are these things ever good! We'll be heading back out with a ladder and a bushel basket now. Hopefully we'll get enough to make a pie. I found a recipe online. They also said they're great to add to a milkshake. Yum!
Pawpaw Cream Pie i
- ¾ c. sugar
- 1/3 c. flour or ¼ c. cornstarch
- 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
- 1 c. milk
- 1 c. light cream
- 1 c. pureed pawpaw pulp
- 3 egg whites
- 3 Tbsp. sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 baked 9-inch pastry shell
Combine sugar and flour or cornstarch. Add the beaten egg yolks, milk, and cream. Mix well and add pawpaw pulp. Cook and stir constantly over low heat until thickened. Cool.
Make a meringue by beating the egg whites stiff with 3 Tbsp. sugar and a pinch of salt. Pour custard into a baked pastry shell and cover with meringue. Bake in a moderate oven (350o F) for 12 minutes or until meringue is browned. Serves 6 to 8.
Now if I could just figure out what to do with these persimmons, I'll be all set. Any clue?