● 400 g papaya
● 350 g sugar
● 200 g water
● 1 cinnamon stick
● juice of 1/2 lemon
Remove the skin and the seeds from the papaya fruit, and slice into bite-sized pieces.
Put the fruit in a pot, add the sugar, cover the pot and leave it for 2 hours for the fruit to release their juices.
Then add the cinnamon stick and the water.
Simmer on medium heat until the syrup reaches the right consistency, about 15-20 minutes.
Once the syrup is ready, add the lemon juice, stir and remove from the heat.
To see if the syrup has the desired consistency, put some syrup on a saucer and allow to cool. Once it has cooled tilt the plate slightly and if it is not runny, the syrup is ready.
Finally, remove the cinnamon stick and store in glass sterilized jars.