9 Homemade Guava Paste Recipes (How to Make and Use it)





Guava paste   with its sweet and slightly tangy flavor  is a versatile delight that can enhance  both sweet and savory dishes. 

Whether you're a guava enthusiast or just curious about this tropical treat  you're in for a treat. In this comprehensive guide   we'll explore everything you need to  know about making and using homemade guava paste. From traditional recipes to  creative applications  we've got you covered.

Table of Content:

· Introduction ·   Homemade Guava Paste Recipes 1. Classic Guava Paste 2. Guava and Cheese Pastelitos 3. Guava BBQ Sauce 4. Guava Paste Glazed Chicken 5. Guava Paste and Brie Crostini 6. Guava Paste Thumbprint Cookies 7. Guava Paste Smoothie 8. Guava Paste Empanadas 9. Guava Paste and Cream Cheese Dip ·   How to Use Guava Paste ·   Tips for Making Perfect Guava Paste ·   Pros and Cons of Guava Paste ·   FAQs
·   Conclusion

Homemade Guava Paste Recipes

Classic Guava Paste

Ingredients:

·   4 ripe guavas  peeled and seeds removed

·   1 cup sugar

·   1/4 cup lemon juice

·   1/4 cup water

Instructions:

      1. Blend guavas  until smoothies
      2. Combine guava pure &  sugar & lemon juice and water  in a saucepan.
      3. Gently simmer while  continuously stirring until your guava mixture reaches  the desired thickness.
      4. Pour into a mold  cool  and cut into squares.

Guava and Cheese Paste

Ingredients:

·   Frozen puff pastry sheets

·   sheetsGuava paste

·   Cream cheese

Instructions:

  1. Cut puff pastry  into squares.
  2. Place a slice  of guava paste and cream cheese on each square.
  3. Fold pastry  into triangles and seal edges.
  4. Bake until  golden brown.

Guava BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

·   1 cup ketchup

·   1/2 cup guava paste

·   1/4 cup brown sugar

·   2 tbsp vinegar

·   1 tsp paprika

·   1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions:

  1. Mix all  ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Simmer on  low heat for 15 minutes.
  3. Use as a delicious  BBQ sauce.

Guava Paste Glazed Chicken

A dish of Guava Paste Glazed Chicken, showcasing a glossy, caramelized exterior and invitingly tender meat, ready to be served.
Mouthwatering Guava Paste Glazed Chicken: A fusion of flavors and a delight for the senses.


Ingredients:

·   Chicken drumsticks

·   Guava paste

·   Soy sauce

·   Garlic powder

·   Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Mix guava paste  soy sauce  garlic powder  salt  and pepper.
  2. Coat chicken with  the mixture.
  3. Grill or bake until cooked  basting with more glaze.

Guava Paste and Brie Crostini

Ingredients:

·   Baguette slices

·   Brie cheese

·   Guava paste

Instructions:

  1. Toast baguette slices.
  2. Top with brie  and a small slice of guava paste.
  3. Broil until  cheese melts.

Guava Paste Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients:

·   Sugar cookie dough

·   Guava paste

·   Chopped nuts

Instructions:

  1. Roll dough into  balls and make an indentation.
  2. Fill with guava paste  and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  3. Bake according  to the cookie recipe.

Guava Paste Smoothie

Ingredients:

·   1 ripe banana

·   1/2 cup guava paste

·   1/2 cup yogurt

·   1/2 cup milk

·   Honey (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients  until smooth.
  2. Add honey for extra  sweetness.

Guava Paste Empanadas

Ingredients:

·   Empanada dough

·   Guava paste

·   Cream cheese (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Place guava  paste (and cream cheese if desired) on  empanada dough.
  2. Fold dough  over and seal.
  3. Bake until  golden brown.

Guava Paste and Cream Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

·   Guava paste

·   Cream cheese

·   Crackers or bread

Instructions:

  1. Soften cream  cheese and mix with  chopped guava paste.
  2. Serve as a dip  with crackers or bread.

How to Use Guava Paste

·   There's no shortage  of creative applications for guava paste:

·   Spread on  toast or sandwiches.

·   Serve with  cheese and crackers.

·   Use as a filling  for pastries or desserts.

·   Add as a glaze  for meats or vegetables.

·   Blend into  smoothies for a tropical twist.

Tips for Making Perfect Guava Paste

·   Choose ripe guavas  for the best flavor.

·   Adjust sugar to taste  as guava sweetness can vary.

·   Stir continuously  when cooking to prevent burning.

·   Explore the world  of flavors by infusing your guava paste with aromatic  spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg  to create a truly unique depth of taste.

Pros and Cons of Guava Paste

Pros

Cons

Delicious sweet and tangyflavoro.

High sugar content.

Versatile in both sweet and savory dishes.

Limited availability in some regions.

Long shelf life when stored properly.


FAQs

How long does homemade  guava paste last?

When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator  homemade guava paste  can last for several months.


Can I use canned guava  instead of fresh guavas?

Yes, you can use canned guava puree as a convenient alternative  in many guava paste recipes.


Is guava paste healthy?

While guava paste is delicious  it is high in sugar, so it should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced  diet.

Conclusion

· Homemade guava paste is a culinary treasure that's just waiting to be explored and savored.

· Whether you prefer sticking to classic recipes or diving into innovative creations there are

countless delightful ways to enjoy this tropical gem.

· Regardless of your experience in the kitchen guava paste offers a burst of flavor that can elevat

your culinary repertoire. So go ahead grab some guavas, and let your creativity shine in the kitchen!

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