Mexican Poached Guavas

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Diana Adcock


Top Review by adelle c.

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.

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.

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