Papaya is one of kinds of tropical fruit that is easily get rotten and spoiled when ripe. It tends to get over ripe to quickly so if you have many papayas left in your house, then it is better to preserve them by cooking it with sugar syrup.
1 tsp kalamansi juice
one part sugar and one part water
(for every 1 cup water use 1 cup sugar)
How to make papaya preserve:
- Select ripe but firm papayas. Cut into halves and remove seeds.
- Peel and cut into desired shape. Pack into 12-ounces jars. Wash in running water and drain.
- Pour syrup made up of one part sugar and one part water with one teaspoonful of kalamansi juice.
- Remove air bubbles. Half-seal and sterilize in boiling water for 25 minutes.
- Seal completely.