Papaya Bars {Gluten Free and Honey Sweetened.}
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Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: family
 
Ingredients
  • CRUST:
  • ½ cup almond meal flour (can use reg. (all-purpose) flour.
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg white
  • FILLING:
  • ½ cup honey (or sugar, or a combination of the two.)
  • ¼ c. almond meal flour (if sub.w/ reg. flour, use just 2 T.)
  • ¼tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup papaya puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • TOPPING:
  • powdered sugar, optional.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, combine coconut oil and almond flour.
  4. Add maple syrup, shredded coconut, almond flour and salt.
  5. Mix until well combined, remove from heat and stir the egg white into the mixture, combining well.
  6. Transfer to prepared pan and carefully press down firmly.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes, checking for it to turn a light golden brown.
  8. Meanwhile, begin preparing the filling.
  9. Remove the seeds from 2 medium papaya, and place fruit in a blender or food processor.
  10. Turn on medium and mix until a smooth consistency.
  11. Pour into a large bowl, and add eggs, almond flour, lemon juice, honey, and salt. Using a wire whisk, combine until glossy and smooth.
  12. Pour filling over the hot crust, and transfer back to the oven for remaining 20-25 minutes.
  13. When done, the filling will appear set.
  14. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack until it reaches room temperature.
  15. **Best kept covered in a refrigerator.
Recipe by Monica Swanson at http://monicaswanson.com/tropical-papaya-bars/