Baked Paw Paw Pudding

The star of this recipe is the delightful Paw paw fruit, native to the Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern United States. The unique taste of Paw paw fruit, often described as a cross between a banana and mango, shines brilliantly when melded with the gentle warmth of cinnamon. The tender sweetness of the fruit enveloped in a soft, luscious pudding texture makes for a delightful end to any meal. Venture into the realm of rare and exotic flavors as you enjoy crafting and tasting this exquisite dish.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
15 minutes
Active Time
55 minutes
Total Time
70 minutes
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American Fusion


Baked Paw Paw Pudding
- 2 ripe Paw Paw fruits (about 1.5 cups of pulp)
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of whole milk
- 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- Optional: a dollop of whipped cream and mint leaves for garnish


Step 1 - Preheat Oven

Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 2 - Prepare Paw Paw Fruit

Cut the paw paws in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds using a spoon. Discard the seeds. Scoop out the paw paw flesh and place it in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you obtain a smooth puree. Set aside.

Step 3 - Mix Eggs and Sugar

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them lightly. Add the sugar to the eggs and whisk until the mixture is smooth and pale.

Step 4 - Add Remaining Ingredients

Gradually pour the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract into the egg and sugar mixture while continuously whisking. Stir in the paw paw puree, cinnamon, and salt until well combined.

Step 5 - Bake Pudding

Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish or individual ramekins. Place the baking dish or ramekins in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the pudding is set and slightly golden on top.

Step 6 - Cool and Garnish

Allow the pudding to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Optionally, garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a mint leaf before serving.

What is Paw Paw Fruit?

Paw Paw fruit, also known as Asimina triloba, is a native fruit to the Eastern United States. It's the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States. The fruit has a rich history, having been a significant part of the native diet, and continues to be a cherished, though rare, delicacy today.

What does Paw Paw Fruit taste like?

The taste of Paw Paw fruit is unique and delightful, often described as a cross between a banana and a mango with a custard-like texture. Its tropical and slightly tangy flavor makes it a versatile ingredient for a variety of culinary creations, including the delectable Paw Paw Ice Cream.

Where can I buy Paw Paw Fruit?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy Paw Paw Fruit directly from foragers and cultivators.

Read more here about Paw Paw Fruit.

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