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Honey Spiced Roasted Papaya

A deliciously sweet take on papaya in the form of a warm dessert. Make this anytime you have local papaya, honey, and ginger!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Superfoods
Servings 4 Portions


  • 2 papayas ripe
  • 2 tbsp local honey
  • ¼ tsp fresh ginger grated
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lime cut into wedges to serve


  • Cut the papayas in half and remove the seeds
  • Pre-heat the oven to 450°F
  • Stir together the honey and grated ginger
  • Arrange the papaya halves in a baking dish or sheet, cut side up
  • Coat the papaya halves evenly with the honey ginger mixture
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling and the papaya edges are beginning to darken
  • During baking, brush the papaya halves 2 or 3 times with the honey ginger mixture collected from the well of each papaya
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle with cayenne pepper and serve immediately with lime wedges


Local papayas can be found at many farmersʻ markets, local grocery stores, and through CSA programs. Papayas are not hard to grow, so you may find that your neighborhood has a few members who are willing to share from their trees.
This recipe is:
  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
Keyword Ginger, Papaya