Mexican Poached Guavas

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel guavas, cut in half, scoop out the seedy center and leave the shells.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan combine the sugar, cinnamon, cloves, zest, juice and 2 1/2 cups water.
  4. Simmer and stir.
  5. cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Uncover, strain, return syrup to pan and bring to temp over medium heat.
  7. Add the fruit.
  8. Poach to tender but firm.
  9. Around 8 minutes.
  10. Remove fruit and boil the syrup to reduced to 1 cup.
  11. Remove, stir in vanilla and pour over fruit-cool and serve.


Most Helpful

This is a simple and delicious recipe. Basically, a cinnamon and clove spiced syrup that is poured over the poached fruit. If I had access to fresh guavas, I would definitely make this again.

adelle c. December 02, 2014

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