Casquitos de Guayaba Recipe (Guava in Light Syrup)
Casquitos de Guayaba Recipe (Guava in Light Syrup) is a very light and easy-to-prepare recipe that even the beginner cook will not find difficult to master.
Cuisine Caribbean, Dominican
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Author Clara Gonzalez
1/3quart[1/3 lt] of water(may need more)
1teaspoonof vanilla extract
Peel the guavas. Slice them guavas and scoop out the seeds. Reserve the guava shells
Boil the seeds, cinnamon, anise and cloves for 10 minutes en 1/4 quart [1/4 lt] of water over medium heat, adding water when necessary to keep at least two cups of liquid.
Sieve and get rid of the solids. Add the guava slices, sugar, prunes and vanilla to the liquid and return to the stove over medium heat, simmering until the guava is tender, adding water when necessary to maintain the same level.
Chill before serving.
If you are watching your weight, add less sugar and just enjoy the natural sweetness of this delicious fruit.Prunes are not part of the traditional recipe, they are my addition, I just like them in this dish, but you can leave them out if you wish.Another way in which I have seen these shells served is with diced raw "queso de freír", if you don't have any, halloumi makes an acceptable substitute.