Guava jam is delicious and another favorite sandwich spread of my family. This guava jam recipe is easy and simple to make and the taste never disappoint.
I made my marketing of our family’s food supplies the other day.While looking around at my local market, I found these native ripe guavas displayed in one of the vendor’s table. I right away bought half a kilo of it, thinking I will make a guava jam.
It is rare that I get to see this kind of guava in my local market. It is sold by farmers who come from the mountains and sell their goods locally.
When I got home, I washed the guavas and sliced it into small pieces. The flesh is a gorgeous pink. These were the kinds we ate when we were still young.
There are many guava trees that just grow sporadically in the farm. Ah, childhood memories again. Those were fun days. We would go to the fields and forage whatever fruits we could get and many of those are from the guava trees.
Guava Jam Recipe Ingredients
There are only few ingredients to be able to make this recipe. You will need guavas, sugar, and lime or citric acid.
I had already lime store in my fridge so I only bought the white sugar, aside from the ripe guavas.
This guava jam is a welcome addition to the various spreads we use at home. It is a lot cheaper as well compared when buying it direct from the supermarkets.
Sharing to you this guava jam recipe. Enjoy and spread love!
- Cooking Pot
- 500 grams Ripe guava
- 250 grams White sugar
- 2 pcs Lime or lemon
- Slice the guava into small pieces.
- Put it into the cooking pot and add 3 cups of water.
- Cook it in a medium heat for about 20 minutes. When the guavas are stewed and become tender, and the water reduced, remove it from heat and mashed the guava.
- Put the stewed guava including the water where you boil it into a strainer. The goal is to remove its seeds and just get the guava juice which will be used for the jelly.
- In the same pot, put again the filtered guava juice, sugar and lime. Cook it in a low to medium fire stirring it every now and then until the sugar caramelized. When the mixture is reduced and its consistency is like the honey, it is done. Voila, you now have your home-made guava jam.