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Florida Fruit Recipe

Papaya and Custard on Gingercakes

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Gingercakes  
1 tablespoon powdered ginger
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups biscuit mix
2/3 cup milk or cream
 
Custard  
1 cup milk or half-and-half
4 egg yolks
1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanillla
 
Fruit  
1 mango, chopped
1 papaya, seeded and chopped
  juice of 2 passion fruit
1/2 cup sugar
 
Preparation
Gingercakes: Add ginger and sugar to biscuit mix; add milk and mix as directed. Bake at 400 degrees F as directed on box.

Custard: In saucepan, bring milk or half-and-half to a boil. In medium bowl, mix well egg yolks and sugar. Add 1/3 cup of hot milk to yolk mixture, stir well. Add yolk mixture to saucepan with milk, cooking over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture coats back of spoon. Remove mixture from heat and pour into bowl and add vanilla. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally.

Fruit: Add chopped fruit to medium bowl. Mix in passion fruit juice and sugar. Refrigerate.

Serve Split baked gingercakes, placing bottom half on plate. Spoon fruit mixture on bottom half; spread 1 tablespoon of sauce over fruit mixture and place top half of gingercake on sauce. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

Yield
7 gingercakes

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