Discover the sweet charm of guava! Enchanting, exotic, and full of flavor, guava is at the heart of a dessert that will take you on an unmatched culinary journey. Its tropical taste and intense fragrance blend in a sweet melody, becoming a true symphony on your palate. Our Guava Sweet Spread recipe is a delicacy that not only captivates the sweet-toothed but also those seeking a distinct twist in their desserts.
Imagine a mosaic of tropical flavors with a soft and creamy texture, balanced sweetness that delicately dances with guava's slightly acidic taste. Every bite will transport you to the paradisiacal coasts of Colombia, where this sweet treat is a classic in local pastry. Guava, with its high vitamin C content and impressive nutritional profile, also adds a healthy touch to this indulgent dessert.
Perfect to enjoy on its own, as an accompaniment to cheeses, or even as a topping for cookies and cakes, Guava Sweet Spread is more than just a dessert; it's a sensory experience you can't miss. We invite you to venture into preparing this delicacy and let the Guava Sweet Spread brighten your days, sweeten your moments, and take you to the vibrant heart of Colombian gastronomy. We assure you, you won't regret it!
Guava Sweet Spread is an easy recipe to prepare, commonly made in households. It's cherished for its flavor and texture, winning the heart of anyone who tries it.
Guava Sweet Spread
In our recipe today, you'll find the traditional guava sweet spread or guava jam. We'll show you the best way to prepare and enjoy it. Surprise your family and friends by taking the leap to cook with us.
Differences from other recipes
We prepare the traditional recipe for you to enjoy with your loved ones in the best way possible. We blend this sweet treat with panela, aiming to give it texture and a rich flavor. We dared to add a hint of essence, which brings a wonderful taste and aroma to our guava spread. You'll love it.
What is guava sweet spread?
It's mainly a Latin American treat made with ripe guava pulp, cane panela, or refined sugar to achieve its sweetness. In some parts of Colombia, this spread is paired with cheese or dulce de leche, while in other places, bananas or plantains are used in addition to guava.
How to make guava sweet spread?
It's simple: wash the guavas, trim the ends, and then cut them into small cubes. Place them in a pot with water, cinnamon, and vanilla essence. Boil for about 20 minutes. After this time, remove from heat and let cool. Drain the water, retaining a little, and blend the guavas. Strain the blend to remove the guava seeds. Bring the blended pulp and sugar to the pot and simmer on low heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Once it thickens, remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. You can store it in a glass container and refrigerate.
How to use this guava spread?
Use it as a filling for cakes, pastries, pork rinds, etc., or as a jam for our salted cookies. Or simply pair it with a slice of cheese as a snack. You can also accompany it with a generous serving of mazamorra.
Tips and recommendations
If your guava spread is too watery, you can cook it again, stirring until the water evaporates. If it's too thick, reheat and add two or three tablespoons of water, stirring until you get the desired consistency.
Benefits of guava
Guava significantly strengthens the immune system by providing antioxidants and a large amount of vitamin C. Guava also contains dietary fiber, which can help reduce blood glucose. Thanks to its fiber content, this fruit is also ideal for addressing stomach issues.
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- 6 ripe guavas.
- ½ cup of panela or sugar.
- 2 cups of water.
- 2 cinnamon sticks.
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
- If the spread turns out too watery, reheat and keep stirring until the water evaporates. If it becomes too thick, reheat and add two tablespoons of water, then stir.
- Start by washing the guavas thoroughly. Trim the ends, then cut them into small cubes. Place the guavas in a pot with the water, cinnamon, and vanilla essence. Boil for about 20 minutes.
- After this, remove from heat and let cool.
- Drain the water in which the guavas were cooked, retaining a little. Use this water to blend the guavas.
- Strain the blend to remove the guava seeds.
- Transfer the blended pulp and sugar back to the pot and simmer on low heat. Keep stirring to prevent burning.
- Once it begins to thicken, remove from heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. You can store it in a glass container and refrigerate.