Strawberry Guava Jam

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by cookiedog

This jam can keep in the fridge for at least a month. Time does not include 2 hours chilling in the fridge. Recipe from Vegetarian Planet by Didi Emmons

Top Review by Muffin Goddess

YUMMY!! This was my first foray into making jam, and I'm happy to say that the results were delicious! The landlord dropped off a colander full of fresh-picked berries from his garden yesterday afternoon, so I thought this would be a perfect use for some of them. I"m not sure I bought the right pectin (the only non-liquid pectin I found at the store was the dry no-cook pectin for freezer jam), but my jam seemed to set up okay. I didn't boil the pectin/sugar mixture after I added it to the hot fruit, though, because I was afraid that it wouldn't set (the package said that you just add it to the fruit without cooking it). It was a little soft after two hours, but it definitely wasn't runny or anything. The flavor was awesome, anyhow, so I would've just used it as an ice cream topping if it hadn't set up. I knew that I'd like the strawberry and guava together, but I really enjoyed the lime flavor in this as well. I ended up with 3 little 8oz jars out of this recipe (maybe I'll give one to the landlord as a thank you for the strawberries from his garden). So glad I tried this! Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT5

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the guava paste, the strawberries, the water, and 1 cup of the sugar.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. In a cup, combine the 2 tablespoons sugar and pectin. Stir well.
  4. Add this mixture to the boiling guava-strawberry liquid.
  5. Stir well, and let the mixture boil for at least 2 minutes to activate the pectin.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat, and add the lime rind.
  7. With a potato masher or immersion blender, mash the jam well.
  8. Pour it into a sturdy plastic container with a tight-fitting lid.
  9. Let the jam cool, then cover it.
  10. Chill it for at least 2 hours before serving.
  11. The jam will keep in the refrigerator for at least 1 month.

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