How to Make Guava Jam at Home
The guava is an exotic fruit that is gobbled up by Americans. It?s a delicious option that allows you to make different desserts like sweet guava custard or syrup and the fruit itself can also be eaten fresh or pulped in juice. Besides all this, there is an option that is just as delicious: guava jam. So on OneHowTo.com we explain in detail how to make guava jam at home, so you can keep on enjoying all the flavors of this delicious fruit for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
To start to make guava jam at home, the first step will be to wash and peel the exotic fruit. Since the skin is easy to manipulate you can do this with the potato peeler. Then chop the fruit in half or into four pieces.
Add the half kilo or 1 lb 1.6 oz of guava, peeled and chopped, into a blender or a container with which you can use an electric rod. Add half a cup of water and mix well to form a homogeneous purée.
Strain this mixture to remove as many seeds as possible, especially if you don't like finding them in your jam.
In a large pot, add the mashed guava along with 300 grams (10.5 oz) of sugar, stir well and bring this mucky mix to a simmer. You should let the mixture thicken to have the consistency of the desired jam, for it is very important to always keep it on a very low heat and to stir this magical mixture frequently, preventing it from sticking to the pot and burning. Make sure that there aren't any remnants on the saucepan walls, as this will frequently happen while cooking the jam.
Within an hour approximately the guava jam will have finally thickened and it?ll have the desired consistency. At that point turn off the heat and remove it all from the pot. Let it cool and then placed in glass jar that has been painstakingly and thoroughly sterilized to ensure better conservation without any nasty bacteria.
Following these steps, you can enjoy your guava jam - it's delicious and 100% homemade.
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