Be sure to choose blemish-free fruits that are as soft as you can find. Note that ripe guavas are highly perishable. Once they're ripe, you have about two days to enjoy them. Be sure to check them daily and turn them often in order to get the most out of your fruit.
Like quince, the texture and high pectin content of guava lends itself well to jellies, pastes, and preserves. But there are many ways to incorporate this sweet treat into both desserts and more savory dishes. Looking to get inventive tonight with some guavas? Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
- Make Bobby Flay's recipe for Cuban pulled pork tacos with guava glaze, paying homage to the origin of guava.
- Sweet potatoes in syrup with guava is a perfect Thanksgiving side or dessert!
- Rosé sangria is a Fall cocktail that plays up the natural sweetness of the tropical delight.
- Keep things fresh and simple! Slice the guava in half and simply dig in with a spoon.
Any other ideas for making the most of guavas this season? Share in the comments below!
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