How to get fall colors into the jars !
Raw(unripe) papaya is the the most ideal fruit to absorb colors flavors and maintain shape till the end.
Get ready for Christmas by making candied fruit. An essential ingredient in fruit cake,plum cake,cookies,ice cream, buns,breads,desserts u name it.
Before going to the recipe here are few ideas to use the candied fruits.
- Kerala Plum Cake / Christmas Fruit Cake (alcohol free)
- Fruit and Nut Cake (with rum -boozy 🙂
- Falooda / a layered dessert
Will add as I have plans to make few more .
Here is another fruit preserved for the Christmas cake- Candied Orange Rind
Recipe courtesy : Nisha Madhulika.com
Raw/Green Papaya - Small one around 400 gms
Granulated sugar - 2 cups around 400 gms
Vanilla essence -
Food colors-( Red,yellow and green)- 3-4 drops
1.Cut the green peel of the papaya cut into two remove the seed and the uneven layer inside (optional).
Cut the papaya into small pieces.Wash it 3-4 times in water.
2.Boil 3-4 cups of water enough to immerse the papaya pieces.Let the water come to rolling boil then add the papaya pieces into it and cover and cook for 3 minutes then switch off flame and let it rest in the boiling water for another 5 minutes.Now strain it and keep it aside.
3.In a pan add 2 cups of water and the sugar when the sugar dissolves in the water add the blanched papaya pieces into it and cook until the sugar becomes syrupy like one string consistency.Stir every few minutes.
4.Remove from gas now add vanilla essence into it . Stir well
Arrange 4 containers or bottles put required color in each and one without any color for white candied fruit.
Divide the pieces and syrup equally into the four containers. Mix the color and syrup in each container well using a different spoon for each one.Leave it aside to soak in the colored sugar syrup for 24 hrs.
5.Strain off the sugar syrup and place on a wire net or any flat surface to let the candied pieces of papaya to air dry until they are not sticky anymore. Spread it well so they would dry easily.
Store in air tight container and refrigerate if u do not want it rock hard.
I dried it thoroughly,made it rock hard and have it in room temperature since a year. Anytime I need some I soften it by soaking in very little sugar syrup the previous day.
Hope u all are in Christmas Spirit already...me too in holiday mood 🙂
i'm only looking at the background... seriously so good!!! how nature becomes such a good background, something we seriously miss in this part of the world... 🙁 this weekend, i was clicking a payasam pic with my 50 mm lens in my balcony with the buildings in the background, and i must say that it must be my best pics clicked till date!!! hehe... when that payasam will feature on the blog is to be seen... 😉
Thank you Razina.
Thank you Rekha, do try and let me know pl.
Rafee u send me some rain and I will send u these maple trees :).
stunning clicks Meena... i'll make them soon, thanks for sharing...
Shaami (Shajitha Habeeb)
Luv that back ground ! Your maple tree...awesome yaar !! Will try this candied fruit
oh so lovely dear!!!
Wow this is such a useful post. I am going to do this for my Christmas cake this time... 🙂
Wow. Wow wow wow. I cannot say any other word. Those candied little colorful bits look so beautiful. Excellent job. Such wonderful clicks.
Thanks for sharing.
Wow this is so useful post. I never try to do these by myself before.. u hv tempted me to try
I love those jars and the fall colors behind them!!Fabulous pics Meena.
So cute...I simply love to eat that..how you are getting these many ideas to take perfect picture?.That background really blend with Candied fruit..
too bad, I got already ready made one, but will do it once its done, nice clicks as always.
such awesome click,beautifull yaar.
I was searching for the tutti fruity recipe.. I know it is made up of raw papaya but want a good recipe and here it goes.... Btw background is simple superb... which lens u use...
oh ho such a simple recipe.My mother used to tell tutty fruity is made this way .But first time seeing it live.I love the last click more than others.You have a christmas tree on the back ?
This is a very useful post. Definitely going to try this
Would love to try out these colorful candies. I think they can be enjoyed just by itself but of course will be great into fruit cakes and other suitable desserts.
I am simply loving the beautiful shades. Actually the candies are so good by itself yet as you have mentioned, it will be a great add on for desserts and cakes. A sprinkle on top of home made ice-creams will simply be divine.
Anupa Joseph (Palaharam)
I couldn't take my eye off each pic... beautiful and colourful...the maple tree is yet to shed its leaves?... here we have no fall neither snow, so the feel of xmas was yet to hit me ... but those pics really gave a kick start I guess :)...
Thank you Sara.
Thank you Princy.
Thank you Preeti.
Thank you Shaami.:)
Thank you Meena, so glad to hear from u yaar.
Yes Sathya a small Christmas tree 🙂
Thank you dear.
Thank you Veena, do try and let me know pl.
He hee Resna....there is no perfect spot I just click where there is some light that is all dear..:))
Oh Linsy just for u I posted this one month earlier 🙂 Store bought one is such a rip off right !
Thank you Shey.
Thank you dear do try and let me know pl.
I use Tamron -AF 70 - 300
Thank you Nandoos.
Thank you Nava.
Thank you Nava:)
Thank you Anupa.
I know.. all the trees here have shed the leaves but this one is still holding on to the colored leaves. We too don't have snow.Actually the stores here and ads do all the trick of drilling holiday spirit into our heads I feel :))
Love the colors of the candied fruits . The background matched the candied fruits .. love it ..
Do link it to the event - Lets cook for christmas
Thank you Gayathri. Do try and let me know pl.
I like that you made tutti fruiti at home, as they really expensive. I thought in Facebook you just separately put it in the bottles, now I understand the the idea behind it, so you are going to make homemade plumcake with home tuiti fruiti, love the clicks .
Thank you Manju.
Every time I am in store I used to check the price of candied fruit and put it back immediately donoo why they cost so much.Since last year I have a stock of the tutti frutti I made at home.Cake is a big weakness for me need no reason to make plum cake :))
that looks delish..totally love it..searching this recipe for a long time..will try you recipe ....
wow neatly explained , wonderful clicks as well!!!
very attractive tutti frutti I have also made blogged about this few months back 🙂 stunning clicks dear 🙂
Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)
Meena, so colorful & gorgeous clicks with the lovely background. I use tutti fruitti quite a lot, never knew it is so simple to make. Thanks for sharing it 🙂
I couldn't take my eye off each pic... beautiful and colourful... i just luv tuti fruti n can have them just as such. in fact these r always in stock in my fridge ..but all store brought :(. this time il surely try to make at home. its so easyy..
Thank you Sangeetha.
Thank you Smitha.Do try and pl let me know.
Thank you Ambreen.
Thank you Nilu.
Awesome bg Meena... The clicks are beautiful as always... I saw the making of tutti fruity 1st time ever 🙂
well made, I'm loving it Meena, much easy to follow for me, at times I don't enjoy the you tube videos, I love a well written recipe more.. 🙂 thanks for this
tutti fruitti looks so cute in those jars...and what a lovely background dear..
Sangeetha,I am glad to hear that thank you so much.
Thank you Ruxana.
wow seriously you are very innovative meena 🙂 i have followed u. glad if u follow me... must visit my place when time permits 🙂
wonderful post ! I never knew that you could make tutti frutti at home 🙂 The clicks are too good,u should send them to a professional food magazine !
Thank you Teena .Will surely come to ur space.
He hee... thank you Reni ,I am so glad u liked it.
Beautiful shot with christmas lights. This recipe is really a money saver. Helpful one.
That's super colorful and super cute. Love it.
this is a great idea. i'd love to make my own for fruitcake and cookies!
Thank you Sabee.
Thank you Indu.:)
Thank you Dina.
Wow.. Its such a COLOURFUL GORGEOUS REFRESHING pics Meena...... great work.....hope even i get to take pics like this....... Fantastic....lovely and colourful Tutti Frutti..................even i was planning to make it some day...i loved all the pics..