Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Tropical Guavasauce...

The only apples we get on our tropical island are imported and non-organic...
neither of which appeal to me

I used to miss having apples and applesauce...
until guavas came to my rescue

our guava trees are flourishing and giving us harvest...
enough so that, I needed to do something with more guavas than we could eat quick enough


once they are fully ripe...
they are ready to become guavasauce

if you live in the tropics or can obtain guavas in your market...
this recipe will rival good old fashion applesauce


have enough guavas to make 4 to 5 cups of cut up bite size chunks
use 2 half ripe guavas, if you want, for their pectin or...
you can use a half packet of unflavored gelatin...
it will help thicken the sauce a little

no need to peel and seed the guavas...
the skin is soft and good for a body and...
I will show you how to discard the seeds further down


put them into a pot and pour in just enough water to cover the chunks...
or even better, if you have real fruit juice, you can use that

put in the juice and zest of 1 small lime or lemon
put in 1 & 1/4 cup of raw brown sugar
(or you can leave out the sugar if using fruit juice in stead of water)
bring to a slow simmer...
but, do not cover


while the guavas come to a simmer...
put in some ground nutmeg and cinnamon (I like to use a cinnamon stick)
and cook for 45 minutes, stirring often


cook it down until there is little liquid and the guavas are very soft, then take it off the heat

mash the chunks with a fork or pastry cutter until almost smooth


using a strainer over a container, put in a few spoonfuls at a time


and just mash it through gently


this will leave behind the seeds which are then discarded


the consistency will be like applesauce
you can adjust the sweetness with raw honey and more spices if you'd like

goes great on bread, cottage cheese, plain yogurt or just plain eating

if you do not have guavas available, try using peaches to make peachsauce


May your day, or night be graced in the Lord.

6 comments :

  1. That looks delicious!

    I never knew that you couldn't grow apples.... quite interesting.

    I make batches, and batches of apple butter in the fall.... and I make it in my crock pot.

    I wonder if the crock pot method would work for your guavasauce??

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    1. Kerin, I would think it could work just fine in a crockpot. A good idea for someone who doesn't want or have time at the stove. I may just try that next time and let the crock do the cooking for me.

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  2. wow! even love the extra idea you mentioned 'peach'sauce -now that sounds good to me!
    Blessings in Christ :O)

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  3. I'd like that on s peanut butter sandwich please!

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  4. I've been hearing about Guava...what do they taste like?

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    1. Alicia. the guava taste can vary but, for the most part, they have a taste like a cross between a strawberry and pear. Soft flesh, edible rind, edible seeds and can come in colors of white, pink and red. High in nutrients.

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