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Roasted Papaya with Brown Sugar


  • 2 Tbsp light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 medium papayas (14 ounces each), halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges


1. Preheat oven to 450F. Stir together sugar and ginger in a small bowl. Arrange papaya halves, cut sides up, in a 10-by-13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over halves.

2. Bake, brushing papaya edges with melted sugar mixture (it will collect in well of fruit) 2 or 3 times, until mixture is bubbling and papaya edges are beginning to darken, 35 to 40 minutes.

3. Sprinkle each serving with a pinch of cayenne. Serve with lime wedges.

Adapted from Martha Stewart

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