*** Please read the review for recommendations to make this thicker. *** Goiabada is a popular dessert throughout the Portuguese-speaking countries of the world, dating back to the colonial days in Brazil. Abundance of sugar and slave labour were crucial for its confection, in large cauldrons cooking over a slow fire. It is a conserve made of guava and sugar. Guava is very rich in pectin so no powdered pectin or water is needed. It is still commonly made at home for family use or made as processed food. Enjoy!