Heavenly Pawpaw Pie Recipe

Indulge in the exquisite flavors of pawpaw with this delectable and easy-to-follow pawpaw pie recipe. The rich and creamy filling, combined with the delicate sweetness of the pawpaw fruit, creates a heavenly dessert that will leave you craving for more. Impress your guests or simply treat yourself to a slice of this unique and delightful pawpaw pie.
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read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
20 minutes
Active Time
45 minutes
Total Time
65 minutes
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Heavenly Paw Paw Pie Recipe Ingredients
- 2 cups pawpaw pulp
- 1 9-inch pie crust
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whipped cream (optional, for serving)


Step 1 - Preheat the oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 2 - Prepare the pawpaws

Begin by preparing the pawpaw pulp. Carefully scoop out the ripe pawpaw fruit from its skin and seeds. Using a fork, mash the pawpaw pulp until it becomes a smooth and creamy consistency. Set aside.

Step 3 - Mix ingredients together

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, and salt. Mix well.

Step 4 - Prepare in a separate bowl

In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs, then add them to the sugar mixture. Stir until fully combined.

Step 5 - Add milk and vanilla

Slowly pour in the milk and vanilla extract, continuously stirring until the mixture is smooth.

Step 6 - Fold in the pawpaws

Gently fold in the pawpaw pulp, making sure it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Step 7 - Add the filling to the crust

Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust, spreading it evenly.

Place the pie into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until the filling is set and slightly golden on top.

Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool completely before serving.

Step 8 - Cooking instructions

Serve the pa paw pie at room temperature or chilled, as desired.

For an extra touch, top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream.

What are pawpaws?

Pawpaws (Asimina triloba) are the largest tropical fruit native to the Eastern United States. They grow on trees and ripen in the early Autumn months. Pawpaws have a custard-like texture and a sweet, tropical flavor reminiscent of bananas or mangoes (and sometimes lemon or crème brûlée). The fruit itself is green on the outside and yellow on the inside, with a few large black seeds in the middle. Pawpaws are often used in desserts, such as pies and ice cream, but their versatility extends into all kinds of culinary traditions. Despite being relatively unknown in mainstream markets, pawpaws are gaining popularity as more people discover their unique taste and versatility in various dishes.

What do pawpaws taste like?

Pawpaws have a unique, tropical taste that is often compared to a blend of banana, mango, and sometimes papaya. They can be as sweet as crème brûlée or as fruity as a lemon. The flesh of a ripe pawpaw is custard-like with a creamy texture and a hint of sweetness.The flavor of wild and cultivated pawpaws can vary greatly from variety to variety, but they always taste tropical, sweet, and complex.

Where can I buy pawpaws?

Great question – check out our marketplace where you can buy pawpaws directly from foragers and cultivators!

Read more here about pawpaws.

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