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Pawpaw Bread

No recipe image available.Pawpaw is an indigenous fruit to the U.S., its taste is similar to banana. It has many nicknames, including 'Kentucky banana', 'prairie banana', 'poor man's banana' and 'banango'.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup melted butter
2 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 cup pawpaw pulp
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups pecan pieces plus 16 pecan halves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Grease two 9 x 4 x 2-inch loaf pans.
  3. Beat together butter, sugar, and eggs. Add and beat in the pawpaw pulp and lemon juice.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder together, and stir them into the batter. Stir in the pecans and scrape the batter into the loaf pans. Garnish each loaf with 8 pecan halves.
  5. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The top corners of the loaf will burn, but that adds flavor and character.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe courtesy of Kentucky State University.