How to Make Guava Paste
If you’ve never tried guava before, then you definitely need to. However, there are some things you need to know about these fruits. They are full of seeds and are as hard as concrete. Therefore, be careful when you eat it. You can literally break your crown on them. What you should do is to pick out the seeds one by one and then place the fruit in the blender. This will break the fruit apart and get rid of the hard seeds. This takes a bit of time and effort but it’s better than tooth damage. Or…another more delicious option is to make guava paste!
- 5-6 guavas ripe and fragrant
- 2-3 limes juiced
- 1 cup sugar (Only use half of the amount of sugar compared to the guava you have)
Instructions to Make Guava Paste
First of all, slice the guavas in half crosswise and then use a spoon to scoop out the flesh and seeds. Transfer the guava paste to a bowl and then use a potato masher or the back of a fork. When you are done, transfer them into a blender. Add in the juice from two limes, then turn the blender on low speed to break up the flesh.
Set up a sieve over a measuring cup and pour the guava pulp inside. Use the back of a spoon to press the flesh and the seeds against the sieve. The fruit will pass through but the seeds will remain. Work on this for 5 to 10 minutes until you process all the paste.
Check the measuring glass to see how much guava paste you have. Do this because you will need half the amount of sugar than you have of the fruit. Now, transfer the amount of puree to a non-reactive pan and add the sugar. Put in 1 tablespoon of pectin for every cup of fruit.
Heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat then transfer it into a jar. Let it cool off completely and then refrigerate. It’s perfect into yogurt, on toast or with cookies.