Tutti Frutti In Instant Pot / Candied Fruits In Instant Pot

Hello Foodies,
          Voila! Tutti Frutti, My Favorite candied fruit. Which is yours? This Ultimate Tutti Frutti made using raw or green papaya. It's perfect for summer snacking. If you cannot find the tutti frutti for a cake, bread, cookies, or for Icecreams then make at home by using simple steps. Smaller pieces of peeled raw papaya are cooked in a sugar syrup until it reaches the one string consistency, which absorbs the moisture from within the fruit and eventually preserves it. It certainly sounds simple enough! So guys forget that rubbery tutti frutti from the store. Instead make your own version of chewy, aromatic and delicious tutti frutti at home. Using instant pot, you can make tutti frutti in less than half an hour and enjoy it into baked goods or as a topping for special desserts! This creates elegant and perfect stuff for summer dessert to keep everyone happy. Serve up a big glass of Falooda topped with freshly made tutti frutti after dinner and watch your family is enjoying it. 
              I love to eat this tutti frutti with betel leaf, and that combo is known as Meetha Pan(Meetha means sweet, and Pan means Betel Leaf). It's a popular dish to end your meal. Preparation of this Meetha paan is super easy. Begin it by washing the betel leaf and then apply some fruit jam, top it with all the sweet goodies, like saunf, lots of Tutti Frutti, desiccated coconut, mouth freshener and fold it and seal it. Enjoy this Meetha pan after a healthy meal. Basically, paan is a betel leaf mouth freshener from India. So guys let's get started to make this easy peasy candied fruit, Tutti Frutti.
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Fruit Choices for Candied Fruits?
  • Mostly, fresh and raw fruits can be transformed into Candied Fruits.
  • You can use cherries, strawberries.
  • Pineapples, kiwi can also be candied in slices or chunks.
  • Also, some places dates and figs use to candied.
How to use Tutti Frutti in different recipes
  • Use to make Ice creams
  • To make Tutti Frutti Cake
  • Use to Make cold dessert as topping for Falooda, Mastani, Custards, and sundaes.
  • Use to flavor Puddings and Sweet Rice.
  • They also the main part of sweet paans.
  • Uses to bake various bakery products like bread loaves, tutti frutti cakes, cookies.
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes; Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.
¼ Cup of Tutti Frutti Contains 115 Calories.
  • Green Raw Papaya 1(500 g cubes)
  • Sugar 2 Cups
  • Vanilla Extract 1 Tsp
  • Food colors 1 pinch (Red, Orange, Green, Yellow)
  • Water 6 Cups or as needed.

To Prepare Tutti Frutti in Instant Pot:
  • Wash Raw Papaya and peel the skin of it.
  • Remove the seeds if present and cut the papaya into small cubes.
  • In a pan add papaya cubes and water 2 cups.
  • Turn on instant pot and add 1 cup of water into the insert of the instant pot.
  • Place a pan with trivet and close the lid and place vent on sealing position.
  • Cook on Manual Mode(Hi) for 1 Minute and quick release pressure(half cook them).
  • Open the lid and drain off the water from the cooked papaya and keep aside.
  • Turn on saute mode of the instant pot and add sugar 2 cups and water 3 cups and let the sugar dissolve completely.
  • Now, add semi cooked raw papaya cubes and stir and boil for 15-20 minutes stirring in between. 
  • Cook until get one string consistency of sugar syrup and papaya to turn soft yet retain its shape(For Me: it took 18 minutes to get one string consistency).
  • Turn off the instant pot and add vanilla extract and mix all well.

To Make Colorful Tutti Frutti:
  • Divide the cooked papaya cubes into equal parts along with sugar syrup.
  • Add a pinch of red, green, yellow, and orange food color to each part and mix well.
  • Let them soak for 12-24 hours, making sure papaya absorbs all the color.
  • Now, drain off the sugar syrup and allow them to dry over kitchen towel. (If desired, you can also dehydrate tutti frutti by spreading thin layers on trays and drying for 12 hours, until fruit is no longer sticky).
  • Voila, colorful and flavourful tutti frutti is ready to eat, top them over ice creams, puddings, or eat them as it is. Enjoy!!!
What to do with remaining or drained syrup?
  • When you drain the soaked Papaya, you will have, and that can be used to sweeten desserts, or drinks or pour over ice cream.
  • It can be good as a glaze on bundt cakes!
  • I used it to make falooda.
Shelf Life of the Tutti Frutti:
  • Tutti frutti stays good for 5-6 months when refrigerated.
My Take:
  • Once the tutti-frutti dries off completely, it will not be sticky, so you can mix the all the colors tutti-frutti together.
  • Cook on manual mode until the papaya cubes turn into semi-transparent, even though they are not half cooked, no worries, it will cook well with the sugar syrup.
  • Add colors of your choice to make it more attractive and add different extracts to make it flavourful.
  • Cut the cubes of raw papaya into small cubes for uniform cooking.
Dietary Comment:
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving(¼ Cup) contains 115 calories, along with 30g carbohydrates.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level. 
If you try making this Tutti Frutti in instant pot, tell me what color combination and flavor you used in the comments below!

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much Jyotirmoy. do try it and let me know how you like it.

  2. Can you use anything besides sugar to sweeten them? like maybe honey or maple syrup?


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