Guava Pie

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Recipe by jenny butt

Delicious fruit pie--traditional recipe of Jamaica. Food of the world series Time/Life

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (1 kg) cans guavas
  • 3 -5 tablespoons strained fresh lime juice
  • 2 12 teaspoons arrowroot, blended with
  • 5 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 pastry crust, pie case ready made
  • 38 pint double cream, chilled & stiffly whipped


  1. Drain liquid from guavas (reserve liquid); pat guavas dry.
  2. Pour 5/8 pint of liquid into a small saucepan and bring to boil over high heat.
  3. Cook briskly until liquid is reduced to approx 3/8 pint.
  4. Reduce heat to low and stir in 3 Tbsp lime juice.
  5. Taste and add more juice if needed.
  6. Stir arrowroot mixture and blend; pour into simmering guava juice mixture stirring constantly until mixture thickens to a light syrupy glaze.
  7. Remove pan from heat.
  8. Spread a thin coating over inside surface of pie case.
  9. Place guavas in pie case, cut side down, ensuring that bottom of case is covered completely.
  10. Arrange rest of guavas in concentric circles on top.
  11. Pour rest of glaze evenly over pie and cool to room temperature.
  12. Serve accompanied with whipped cream.

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