Dulce de Guayaba and Pasta de Guayaba Recipe (Guava Jam and Guava Paste)
Dulce de Guayaba and Pasta de Guayaba Recipe (Guava Jam and Guava Paste)): make it thinner for spreading on cakes or other desserts, or thicker and cut it into candy cubes.
Keyword how to make guava jelly from guava paste, how to make guava paste, jalea de guayaba
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour20minutes
Total Time 1hour30minutes
Servings 6servings (1 cup total)
Author Clara Gonzalez
1quart[1lt] of water(more if necessary)
1cupof brown sugar
Wash and peel the guavas. Cut into halves and scoop out the seeds.
In a thick-bottomed pot boil the seeds and the cinnamon sticks in 1 quart [1lt] of water over low heat until the seeds separate and the water is dark. Add more water if it becomes necessary to maintain the same level.
Strain the liquid and eliminate the seeds and cinnamon. Return this liquid to the pot, along with the sugar and guava halves.
Boil until the guava becomes very soft, and the liquid has reduced to about one cup. Cool to room temperature.
Blend the guava and the liquid left from boiling. Return to the pot, cook over medium heat stirring the pot so it doesn't stick to the bottom or burn. Be careful with splatters!
How to make guava sauce (salsa de guayaba)
To make the sauce, stop it when it has thickened enough to drizzle. It'll be slightly thicker once it has cooled.
How to make guava jam or sauce (dulce de guayaba)
To make it into spreadable jam, or to be used as a cake filler, stop when it has thickened to the consistency of yogurt. It'll be slightly thicker once it has cooled.
How to make guava paste (pasta de guayaba)
To make into candy cubes, wait until the paste starts lifting from the bottom, and pour it into an oiled small square mold and let it cool to room temperature. Once cooled, cut into cubes.
What to do if it is too soft: Reheat again and cook stirring until it lifts from the bottom of the pot.What do do if it is too hard: Reheat again and stir in a tablespoon of water (or two) depending on the consistency you want (spreadable for cakes, more liquid as a sauce).