Recently, my empanadas recipe video went viral on Tiktok! A lot of people asked me how to make the guava jam that went into the empanadas. So, here is it is! This easy homemade guava jam recipe is delicious. In addition to being delicious, it is also easy to make. All you need is guavas, sugar, and patience! Let’s dive into it, shall we?
When I was growing up, my mom had guava trees in our home. We liked to grow both the pink and white variety. I fondly recall the way the trees provided shade for. us, in our backyard by the pool. Further, I recall the lovely scent of guava that wafted through our backyard, and sometimes even into our home.
Guava has a very unique flavor. In fact, I think that’s part of why my mom always made sure to grow guavas in our home. After all, they surely remind of her of where she was born, El Salvador.
Though mama considers Los Angeles her forever home, I know there are parts of her culture she loves. For example, gardening reminds her of the farm she grew up on. Additionally, tropical fruits remind her of the flavors of home. Finally, even caliche, or Salvi slang, reminds her of where she grew up. She reminds me of this often.
Thus, these guava trees I grew up with were my mama’s reminders of her upbringing. In fact, I feel like that now guavas remind me of my childhood too.
Mama still grows guavas. Lucky me! As a result, whenever she has an abundance of guavas, we make this dulce de Guayaba together. In other words, we make this easy homemade guava jam recipe together.
Did you grow up eating guavas? What is your favorite way to enjoy them? I’d love to know. So, please tell me in the comments.
Easy Homemade Guava Jam Recipe
- Large Pot
- 1 lb Guavas
- 2 Large Piloncillos
- Firstly, wash the guavas.
- Secondly, cut off the tops and bottoms of the guavas.
- Then, cut into fourths, removing as many seeds as possible.
- Now, add the guavas to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Simmer the blended guava on medium-low heat.
- Add 2 piloncillos. Stir until constantly.
- As the piloncillos melt into the guava, and the guava cooks, you should notice the jam change into a richer color.
- When the mixture thickens and bubbles, it is done.
- Allow to cool before storing.
- This should last a month in the fridge.