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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Home Made Tutti Frutti/ Candied Raw Papaya - Revisiting Old post

Candied Raw papaya

I always love to have Home made stuff but it is a hell a lot of work to make any podi or condiment  home but whenever I have mood to make from scratch I do else buy from the store. When I made these Tutti frutti's at Home I totally changed my mind and make them from scratch often and they tasted exactly as the store bought and what can be better to simply say that they are " Home Made". Tutti Frutti literally in Italy means All fruits and they can be made with many dried fruits like apricots, papaya, cherries.. I made them with papaya and they just tested awesome ..

This candied Fruit that is tutti frutti is used as a garnish or topping for many desserts mainly Italian desserts like Spumoni other than that they are used in making cakes , breads, cupcakes, muffins, biscottis , cookies and what not . These come made candied raw papaya tastes just like a tutti frutti and you will sure enjoy them making at home.. This is the post post popular in my blog to give them new look I have revisited the post :).Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#38.  

How is Tutti Frutti made?

Home made candied raw papaya
 Recipe source : Here 


Sugar- 2 cups
Raw papaya- 400gm ( which is nice and green in color)
Food color- I used Green, Orange and red- 1-2 pinch
Vanilla essence - 1-2 drops

  • Peel the papaya -remove stalk and skin part of the raw papaya. Remove the seeds and soft white layer in the the inner part of papaya.Cut the papaya into small pieces as small as possible. 
  • Take enough water in a deep pan to blanch  the papaya. 
  • When the water boils add the papaya pieces and cover and cook for 3 mins. After 3 mins turn off the stove and let them sit for 5 mins covered. 
  • After 5 mins remove the cover off  (in this stage they become transparent ) and strain the papaya .
  • In another pan add sugar and 2 cups water. 
  • Boil them till the sugar dissolves. After the sugar completely dissolves add the strained papaya pieces to it . Now cook them till the sugar syrup form one string consistency, it should become thick.Stir them in between. 
  • Once the one string consistency is attained remove the pan from stove and add 2-3 drops of vanilla essence Now we are going to divide the papaya dipped in sugar syrup in to two parts as am going to make them to two different colors  
  • Take two bowls add 1-2 pinch of red and green food color respectively.Now add half of the papaya with syrup in red color and half in the green color.
  •  Let it sit for 24 hours so that the tutti frutti soaks well in the color and sugar.After 24 hours strain the papaya completely from the syrup. Now spread the papaya pieces on a kitchen towel  or a wire net dry them on open air till they are not sticky when you touch them . 
  • As it is winter  it took me about  1 1/2 day to dry these. It is better use a wire rack so that it dries of soon from all the sides if you dry it in a plate you have turn them around so that tutti frutti dries up evenly .
  • Store them in an air tight container when they are nice and dry and use them in cakes , cookie, pudding ..
Home made candied fruits

How to make tutti frutti ?


  1. i just admiring ur clicks just can't take my eyes from it

  2. like a child I love to eat tutti frutti, lovely clicks I already bookmarked your old post....let me see when I am going to make my own trutti frutti...

  3. Stunning Manjula...very lovely

  4. Pack me some manju, am seriously asking u for the first time..will u na??

  5. Lovely colors! Looks great.

  6. wow!so colourful....great to know that this can be made from raw papaya

  7. Lovely colors ....... This looks wonderful !!

  8. nice and useful post Manjula and wonderful clicks.

  9. wow this is a wonderful homemade recipe for tutti frutti....I always as a child liked to eat this....and still love it...will surely make it as soon as possible :) :) Thanks a bunch for sharing dear!!

    Anu's Healthy Kitchen

  10. Never thought tutti frutti can be made at home. This looks perfect, will definitely try this.

  11. Very usefull post . Lovely colourfull tutti ftuitys.

  12. Very colorful...Awesome dear :)

  13. Love love love your presentation! Beautiful as always Manju :)

  14. Wonderful recipe of tutti frutti, am too freak for homemade stuffs and love the colour. Thanks dear for sharing the lovely post

  15. lovely click . very helpful post di

  16. Amazing clicks and very useful recipe.. I will try making this..

  17. after seeing all your mega marathon thali's I should not be surprised that you would imagine making this at home yhourself


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