Cuban style Guava Jam

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Jennie Pagano

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@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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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

How to Make Cuban style Guava Jam

Step-by-Step

  • 1Wash and remove stems off the guavas.
  • 2Scoop out the centers of the guavas and put in a separate container.
  • 3Cut 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.
  • 4Strain the puree really well and discard the skin and pulp left behind.
  • 5At 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.
  • 6Combine 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.
  • 7Add the pinch of salt and
    Lower to medium heat. Continue to cook and stir occasionally for about 30 minutes.

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About Cuban style Guava Jam

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Cuban