Cuban style Guava Jam

Jennie Pagano

By
@jenpagano

Cuban's sure love their guava! Guava paste, jam or pastelitos where always a staple growing up.

This recipe is a family favorite passed down a few generations. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

My family loves this jam with cheese wedges or over cream cheese. I have also used it to make cheesecake and to flavor cakes and frostings.

YIELDS ABOUT 48OZ OF JAM

GREAT FOR CANNING!


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Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

20 medium
ripe guavas
3 c
sugar
1 pinch
salt
water as needed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash and remove stems off the guavas.
2
Scoop out the centers of the guavas and put in a separate container.
3
Cut the guava pulp with skin into quarters and place in a blender to puree. At this point add enough water to help the mixture liquefy.
4
Strain the puree really well and discard the skin and pulp left behind.
5
At this point you can get the seeds and strain those as well, this part will require a spatula or the back of a spoon to help you get the puree through the strainer.
6
Combine both strained puree's with the sugar into a pot. Cook on high until it comes to a boil, stirring constantly as to avoid sticking or burning.
7
Add the pinch of salt and
Lower to medium heat. Continue to cook and stir occasionally for about 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Cuban