1.24.2014

Guava Jam Recipe

Sheer ambrosia! Fantastic on plain yogurt.
Guava paste, jam or pastelitos
yield 6 8oz jars
(adapted from this recipe by Jen on Just a Pinch)

Ingredients
    •    20 medium sized ripe guavas
    •    3 c sugar
    •    1 pinch salt
    •    water as needed

Directions
    1.    Wash and remove stems off the guavas.
    2.    Scoop out the centers of the guavas and put in a strainer over a bowl.
    3.    Cut the guava pulp with skin into quarters and place in a blender to puree. Add enough water to help the mixture liquefy. Pour into
    4.    Strain the puree really well and discard the skin and pulp left behind. Unnecessary, IMHO. Blend it really well instead.
    5.    At this point you can get the seeds and strain those as well, this part will require a spatula or the back of a spoon to help you get the puree through the strainer. [I suggest pouring some water over them. You DON'T want any seeds in your jam. Jawbreakers.]
    6.    Combine both strained purees with the sugar into a pot. Cook on high until it comes to a boil, stirring constantly as to avoid sticking or burning.
    7.    Add the pinch of salt and Lower to medium heat. Continue to cook and stir occasionally for about 30 minutes.


2 comments:

  1. some supermarkets in the UK have mountains of Guava fruit just to make their fruit displays look exotic , I may be tempted when theyre giving them away because nobody knows what to do with them..Thanks chuck

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    1. What a concept!
      There's a very tall guava tree up the street, but I would need a fruit picker tool to reach the fruits. All the pedestrians have nabbed the low hangers.

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