PawPaw Butter

The PawPaw butter turned out really good.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 5 lbs pawpaws
  • 2 cuos water
  • 1/2 c bottled lemon juice
  • 3 c sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Wash and peel pawpaws, put in stainless or enamel pot,  with the 2 cups water and 1/2 cup lemon juice, without removing seeds.
  • Cook until soft, run through seive or food mill. 
  • Add pulp back to pan, add sugar, and cook down on low until mixture thickens.  (About an hour) 
  • Turn off heat, add vanilla and stir well. 
  • Ladle into prepared pint or 1/2 pint jars to 1/4 inch headspace.  Remove air bubbles, add more preserves if needed to reach correct headspace.
    Waterbath for 10 minutes.
Keyword PawPaw, PawPaw Butter