A couple months back my videographer & typographer friend (his work is awesome) met a travel photographer who wanted to film a webisode about food in Bali. My friend was filming, and suggested that I would be a good host. It made perfect sense, as the photographer was very interested in Durian and wanted to include it in his webisode. Needless to say, I was down.
We spent the day going to markets and my favorite Durian village in Bali, and then had a huge raw food dinner with a bunch of friends. I really wanted to make something new and unique for it, and came up with this interesting concoction.
The Hot and Sour Papaya Pie
This Pie is based off the traditional Chinese Hot and Sour soup. Except that it’s a dessert! I loved it, and it went over quite well with the guests. At first they didn’t really know what to think as it is one of the most unorthodox desserts I’ve ever made (and tried for that matter), but the deliciousness overtook any preconceived notions of what a dessert should taste like.
It’s an oozey papaya pie with a slight sweetness and a tangy sourness that is beautifully complemented by the slow, moderate, but certain appearance of the cayenne pepper hotness on the palette. I’m really loving adding spiciness to desserts these days, and this Hot and Sour Papaya Pie is up there with my favorites. Plus it’s got spirulina in it, which, in concert with the papaya, makes it one of the most nutritionally power packed pies I’ve ever Freeshed.
The large quantity of prunes in the crust was a huge hit, which really gives it a totally wild and fascinating flavor. Prunes are one of the most underrated dried fruits in the game, in my opinion!
If you’re looking to get a really unique dessert in the mix, this Papaya Pie recipe is perfect for you! It will shock, awe and impress your friends and family 🙂[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:6]