Papaya Flan (Flan à la papaye)

After the introduction to the papaya gratin, this post will be dedicated to a recipe with the ripe fruit. Here is a simple recipe of the papaya flan that can be served as a dessert or snack. Other tropical fruits such as the coconut, the mango or the banana can be used instead of the papaya.

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 1 medium size ripe papaya
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons of milk (you can use any milk of your choice)
  • 7 tablespoons of sugar (according to your preference)
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour
  • A knob of butter



  • Preheat your oven to 150C
  • Peel, wash and dice the papaya
  • In a sauce pan bring some slightly salted water to a boil and add the papaya during 10 minutes
  • Put the papaya in a colander and cover it up with a plate to let it drain totally
  • In a bowl, mash the papaya until smooth
  • Add the eggs, the sugar and the flour and stir
  • While stirring clockwise, add the knob of butter
  • Grease a baking pan and pour the mixture in it
  • Bake in a bain-marie for about 30 minutes
  • Let it cool then put it in the fridge for 2 hours before tasting






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