Pineapple and Papaya in Cinnamon Syrup Amaretto


Choose richly colored papayas that yield slightly to pressure. Amaretto is an Italian liqueur that combines the essences of apricot and almond. This dish can be refrigerated for up to one week.

  • ServingServings


  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup evaporated cane sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 1/2 lb. fresh papaya, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch vertical strips
  • 1 16-oz. pkg. dried pineapple chunks, sliced (4 cups chunks)
  • 1 8-oz. can crushed pineapple, packed in juice
  • 2 Tbs. Amaretto or 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/3 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Combine rice syrup, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon sticks in heatproof baking dish. Heat over medium-high heat, 1 minute. Add sliced papaya, pineapple chunks, crushed pineapple with juice and Amaretto. Bring mixture to a boil, stir gently and reduce heat immediately to low. Cook for 15 minutes, top with almonds and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
  3. Place uncovered baking dish in oven. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, cool, cover and chill overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: SERVES 16
  • Calories: 215
  • Carbohydrate Content: 49 g
  • Fat Content: 2 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 12 mg
  • Sugar Content: 22 g