Canning and jarring fruits for long term enjoyment is an enviable skill that many of us can be a little too intimidated to try. However, this strawberry guava paste recipe requires no special equipment or extra steps sanitizing jars and lids and whatnot. It comes together more quickly and is sure to demystify the fruit paste-making process. We think you’re ready for this strawberry guava paste
Gosh, these little fruits are delicious. This paste cooks down the entire strawberry guava (except for the seeds) for a powerful, concentrated dose of deliciousness. You can scale it up to make enough to share, or even freeze it for up to three months.
QUICK STRAWBERRY GUAVA PASTE RECIPE
Strawberry guavas are as delicious as their shelf life is short. Making strawberry guava paste is a delicious way to enjoy these exotic fruits for longer and in many more ways!
You’ll begin by slicing open the fruits and removing the seeds. We like to remove the seeds before blending to keep the strawberry guava flavor as concentrated as possible (and it keeps the texture smoother). The fruit will be blended, then cooked with sugar and a little pectin. Pectin is optional in this recipe because strawberry guava is known for its naturally high pectin content. We like to add a little sometimes for an even firmer paste, but you do you. Before you know it, you’ll have a vat of one of the world’s most delicious homemade fruit spreads!
This versatile strawberry guava paste will keep fresh in the refrigerator for about two weeks. The uses for strawberry guava paste are endless and can be used in sweet and savory recipes. Try the paste on toast with butter or cream cheese, spoon it into pastries and sauces or serve it with your cheese plate! Reminiscent of quince membrillo, this strawberry guava paste will make your soft and semi-hard cheese plates sing. Pop the strawberry guava spread into your yogurt, melt it into simple syrup for cocktails and iced tea, or enjoy it right from the jar! The sky’s the limit!
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