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How to Make Guava in Syrup

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Make Guava in Syrup

Guava is one of the most delicious tropical fruits. It's full of benefits and is very popular in Latin America. Therefore, in addition to having it naturally or in juices and jams, we can also enjoy it in other forms, such as "dulce de guayaba" (a sweet guava paste), jam or even in syrup. Do you have this fruit at home and do you want to know how to make the most of it? At we'll explain how to make guava in syrup.

Between 30 & 45 minutes low difficulty


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This fruit is full of health benefits and when it is in season it's very tempting to prepare some in order to preserve it for longer. Guava in syrup, also known as guava shells is an excellent way to turn this fruit into a dessert to enjoy its delicious flavor or even to use on ice cones.


To make guava in syrup, you should begin by peeling the fruit. Chop it down the middle and, with the help of a spoon, remove the seeds and pulp, leaving only the shells. Put to one side.


In a large pot add the 2 cups of sugar and 2 of water, the cinnamon stick and cloves and then stir well until all the ingredients are mixed. Place over the stove on medium heat until it starts to boil.


When it reaches boiling point, add the guavas and lower the heat. Let the guava shells cook until they have an intense colour and the syrup has thickened, which will take about 20 minutes. It is important to stir it gently from time to time.


Once the guava in syrup is ready, let it cool and store it in pre-sterilised glass jars, so you can keep this dessert for longer. Remember that once opened, it should be refrigerated.

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