Large Mexican-style papaya, Meridol, is often sold as cut pieces. If a peeled, cored pineapple isn't available, buy and trim a 3 1/2- to 3 3/4-pound fruit. For garnish, cut long thin shreds of lime peel, green part only.

Recipe by Sunset July 1998


Recipe Summary

Makes 4 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cut pineapple crosswise into 8 to 12 slices. Cut papaya crosswise into thin slices. Cut lime crosswise into paper-thin slices, discarding ends. Arrange fruit on plates.

  • In a 1- to 2-quart pan over high heat, stir corn syrup, lime juice, and cayenne until boiling, 1 to 2 minutes. Add tequila and immediately ignite (not near a vent, fan, or inflammables). Shake pan until flames die down. Spoon syrup over fruit.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; calories from fat 4.6%; protein 1.1g; fat 0.9g; saturated fat 0.1g; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 2.6g; sodium 24mg.