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Guava Jam Recipe

Try to Resist the Urge to Eat This Guava Jam by the Spoonful, or Don't — No Judgement

The following post was originally featured on Smart Little Cookie and written by Vanessa Mota, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Latina.

Quick and simple Guava Jam recipe! Great for an appetizer, snack, or even dessert.

I grew up eating guavas. It is such a delicious fruit. Back in the Dominican Republic, our neighbor had a huge tree that gave the biggest guavas ever with a bright yellow exterior and beautifully pink inside. Although they were incredible delicious ripe, I really enjoyed eating them while they were still green, almost ripe but not quite there yet. Tropical countries give the best fruit, y'all!

I grew up eating the fresh guava fruit, yet I had never had guava paste or jam until I came to the US. The first time I tried guava paste with cheese (queso blanco), I felt like I had risen to the clouds and came back down in a matter of seconds. Such a tasty combination. So when I went to my local grocery store and found these cute little guavas, I felt the need to get them.

I decided to make a guava jam to have for breakfast with toast and cream cheese. Yum! I also served some on a platter with mascarpone, crackers, toast, and mozzarella during a get-together I had with my friends a little while back. They really enjoyed it! I'm sure you will too.

Guava Jam

From Smart Little Cookie

Guava Jam Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 1 pack (8 ounces) fresh guavas
    1 tablespoon white sugar
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon of vanilla

Directions

  1. Cut guavas into quarters and place in a small saucepan.
  2. Add sugars, cinnamon, and vanilla. Let it cook over medium heat until it breaks down completely.
  3. Turn off the stove and let cool for about 10 minutes. Strain to remove seeds.
  4. Bring back to the stove and continue to cook until you get the desired consistency, about 10-20 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool. Place in a small jar to reserve or in a small bowl for serving. Serve with crackers, bread, and cheese.
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