Paw Paw Pie

This is such a refreshing dessert, it might just take second place to your favorite apple pie!
Paw paw pie
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This pie is very easy to make. The hard thing is to find a green pawpaw. But, it is certainly worth it. It's the perfect light dessert after a heavy meal.

Make this pie using store bought pie dough or simply use this recipe and make your own perfect pie crust.

Ready in
1 1/2 h
10
Servings
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
2 pies

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust (9-inch, baked and cooled) or make by hand
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup sugar (either brown or white
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup pawpaw, pureed pulp
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped

Directions

Soften gelatin in cold water.

Combine the ½ cup sugar with the salt, egg yolks, and milk in the top of a double boiler.

Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly, until mixture coats a spoon.

Remove from heat and stir in softened gelatin and pawpaw puree.

Chill until a spoonful holds its shape (about half an hour).

Beat the egg whites stiff with ¼ cup of white sugar.

Fold egg whites and half of the whipped cream into the filling.

Pour into the baked pastry shell.

Refrigerate until the pie sets.

Spread remaining whipped cream on top of pie.