Guava Paste-Guayabate

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Ready In:
2 pounds




  • Cut guavas in half and scoop out the seeds.
  • Soak the seeds in 1 cup of the water.
  • Place the guavas in a saucepan with the remaining water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the guavas are very soft.
  • Stir often to prevent scorching and sticking to the pot.
  • Strain the water from the seeds-it will be slightly mucilaginous-and add to the cooked guavas.
  • Discard seeds.
  • Grind the guavas through a food mill and measure pulp.
  • Add an equal amount of sugar.
  • Mix well and place in a large heavy saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture is thick and a little jelly tested on an ice cube can be lifted off in one piece.
  • Remove from heat and beat with a wooden spoon for 10 minutes or until the mixture forms a heavy paste.
  • Turn out into a loaf pan lined with wax paper or a square casserole pan lined with wax paper.
  • Set in a cool place for 24 hours.
  • To store, turn the paste out of the pan and wrap it securely in foil.
  • *Fora dried consistency, place the cooked paste on wax paper on a wooden board, cover with cheesecloth and set in the sun for two days.
  • Turn the paste occasionally to expost all surfaces to the sun.

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  1. Favyd
    Very tasty, not bad for homemade paste.
  2. Leahs Kitchen
    Great recipe! I wasn't able to find g.paste at our local grocery store so I decided to look it up here. I was a little unsure about it at first since I have never made guava paste before but it was easy and simple and turned out very tasty- I find myself snacking on it now and then.;) I used it to make my Recipe #373650 and still have quite a bit leftover. I used frozen guavas(letting them defrost first). Thank you for sharing this recipe!
  3. Rebecca M.
    This recipe was perfect! I made this to use for a guava pastry and OMG ?? This paste was so easy to make too. Yum
  4. Jostlori
    I remember my great grandma making this when I was a little kid, and it was always so good! We always ate it with slices of white cheese. Such memories! Well, this was a good first (but not last!) attempt for me. Probably overcooked it a bit because it set rather hard. But still VERY tasty! Made for Susie's World Tour, Team Incredibles.
  5. eliuli
    Don't know what I did wrong; it turned out like soup. I did double the recipe as my tree went nuts this year, but there was way too much water ( 3 cups) and it did not reduce down. So, I can do guava gazpacho? too sweet....



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