Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Tastes wonderful on toast! My mother's recipe and its foolproof. The beauty of it is that there are no fixed measurements. I make my jelly sometimes with just four guavas. Other times, it may be for 5 lbs...the measurements of all the ingredients increase or decrease depending on the liquid extracted.
- Dice guavas into one inch cubes.
- Place in a large saucepan and cover with just enough water to cover the fruit well.
- Cover and cook till guavas are very tender, about half an hour.
- Cover a large bowl with a muslin cloth and invert fruit onto the cloth taking care to catch the liquid that drips through the muslin, into the bowl.
- Gather the four ends of the cloth and tie a knot and hang this'bag' for about four hours and collect all the drippings into the bowl.
- LIGHTLY squeeze out any juice left in the cloth.
- Discard pulp.
- Measure the liquid.
- For every cup of liquid add one cup of sugar and one tablespoon of lemon juice.
- (Eg. if there are four cups of liquid you would need to add four cups of sugar and four tablespoons of lime/lemon juice.) Put this mixture back on fire and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat and cook, stirring constantly (as the liquid tends to boil over), till the liquid starts coating the spoon thickly and the juice/jelly drips from the spoon in jointed drops.
- Let stand for half an hour and pour into jars while still warm.
- Cover and seal.
this nearly got 1 star, cause I made it and it looked right, but it was still liquid when it got cold :( SO, I put it back on the heat and simmered for ages , and then I bottled it, and OMG it is great. the colour, the smell and the taste is perfect!!! and for an added thrill, I mixed some with Chrissy O's wato's chillie sauce, and I reckon I could sell that magic drop for about $100 an ounce!!! thanks so much for fab and easy recipe!!
This started out great, but I had a blonde moment and cooked it too high for too long...so it turned into hard candy. Tastes pretty good, but is not jelly, obviously.
This is a wonderful recipe. My question now is how do you store it?