Wondering just where to get pawpaws and what to do with them? According to Derek Morris, who provided these recipes, the best place to get pawpaw fruit is the farmers market. Ask around if you don’t see them in late July. Most pawpaws ripen in North Carolina in August and sometimes depending on location and weather through September, and possibly into October in the higher elevations of the west. You can find a list of growers below the recipes. Read more about pawpaws in this Our State story.

Pawpaw Bread

  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups pawpaw pulp
  • 1 tablespoon lime (lemon can be substituted) juice
  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups broken black walnut or pecan pieces
  • Dash salt (optional)

Preheat oven 375º, grease 2 9-x-4-inch loaf pans. Beat butter, sugar, and eggs. Add and beat in pawpaw pulp and lime juice. Sift baking powder, salt and flour together and stir into batter. Stir in nuts and place evenly in the two baking pans. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Pawpaw Pudding

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • One half teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups pawpaw pulp
  • 1½ cups of milk
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • Dash salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 350º and grease 13-x-9-x-2-inch glass baking dish. In a large mixing bowl whisk together dry ingredients. In the center of this, mix the eggs. Whisk until fully mixed. Put in all other ingredients and mix well Bake 50 minutes. When cooled cut in squares and serve with whipped cream

Pawpaw Suppliers

Michael Williams
Parkers’ Pawpaw Patch
Whiteville, NC
New Hope Organics
Wards’ Organics
Carolina Organics
Sandersens’ Strawberry Farm

Full of Life Farms

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