*I remade this recipe with a combination of guavas to re-do the picture. The syrup came out amazing with the mix. I highly recommend using whatever kind of guava you have on hand instead of worrying about a specific kind. Depending on the size of your guavas, the boiling time is going to vary so keep that in mind.
One of the best things about getting a farmer’s market box is realizing what fruits and vegetables are in season. This might seem pretty obvious, but living in the States we have almost everything available to us at any time. We don’t have to worry about when food is in season—yet we really should. We’ve completely gone off of nature’s cycle and we don’t appreciate foods like we should. Fruits and vegetables also taste so much better when they’re actually in season. Not a big surprise there.
My grandma used to have a guava tree and she would use the fruit to make jam. I remember eating it every year, but I don’t remember what time of year it was sadly. Well in steps the farmer’s market. BAM! It’s guava season! My aunt and uncle also have multiple guava trees and with both the fruit from the market and my family, I have plenty of guavas to enjoy.
Today I give you—guava syrup!
This was an experiment to create a syrup you could put into drinks. I wanted to get rid of the sugar generally used, and put honey in its place. It worked! Still tastes like honey, but the guava definitely shines through!
For this recipe, I used pineapple guava, but you can use any guava you’d like. Chop off the ends of four guavas and cut them in half.
Put them in a small saucepan with a cup of water and bring to a boil, cooking for at least ten minutes. The cooking time will vary depending on size and thickness.
The goal is to have them soft and squishy.
Once they’re soft, remove them from the water and put them into a sieve. Use a spoon to squish the juices out.
Collect all the guava goodness and put in 1/4 – 1/3 cup of honey and mix.
Throw the mix into a blender to smooth out the syrup even more.
Tada! Guava syrup! It tastes even better the next day. This would go excellent in drinks, or on ice cream, or fruits!
What do you make with guava? Do you have a favorite variety? Let me know in the comments down below!Print
- Prep Time: 8
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 18 minutes
A sweet syrup made of guava and honey to add to cocktails or desserts
- 4 Pineapple guavas
- 1 cup of water
- 1/4–1/3 cup of honey
- Remove the guava’s stem and slice in half
- Place in a small saucepan face down along with one cup of water
- Bring to boil and allow to cook for at least 10 minutes, turning over the guavas halfway through
- Place guava into a sieve and press with a spoon to collect juices
- Add honey into the guava juices
- Blend with a blender to remove any left over grittiness from the guava
- I use pineapple guava in this recipe, but you can use any type of guava you would like.
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Is there a way to WaterBath Can this for storing ?
I’m sure you could use the method for canning. I don’t can food (though I should), so I can’t really help out 🙁 Let me know if you do and what you did exactly!
It freezes well.
I made this twice – it is absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
I’m so glad to hear it Malindi!!! Enjoy!!
How many cups of fruit do the 4 guava make? I have 2 guava trees but neither are pineapple guavas and I’d love to try this recipe with them.
The guava makes about 1.5-2 cups of cut fruit :). I used this recipe with a mix of various guavas and it turned out great as well! Enjoy!
Is this recipe good for pancake and waffle syrup? Is the consistency similar to maple syrup?
This would be delicious on pancakes and waffles! It does have a similar consistency to some maple syrups. Enjoy!
Thank you for sharing your recipe! Can’t wait to try it! Can it be made with Guava paste or Guava preserves? Any changes needed to be made? Thanks!
I’m not sure about the paste or preserves, however, puree or pulp should work fine. You might be able to find that in the frozen section in some stores. Enjoy!
Hello – I am looking forward to trying your recipe 🤩 wanted to find out from you, whats the best way to store the syrup & how long is its shelf-life?
Thanks a million
I would store this in the fridge and it should stay good for a week or two! Enjoy!
I like to dice my guavas after removing seeds and leave the syrup chunky it make a wonderful topping for some homemade vanilla ice cream!!!
This sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing!!!