Thursday, December 4, 2008

Guava Butter

Several weeks ago, I had to use up the lot of my pineapple guavas from my tree before they went to the birds, and one of the ways I used up some of the smaller ones was in making this guava butter. Very easy to do, and it provided our family with a delicious spread for our breakfast breads and bagels for the next few weeks. This amount makes a small half pint jar of the butter.

About 6 pineapple guavas (enough for 1 1/2 cups of guava pulp)
1 cups sugar
1 teaspoon citrus juice

Put the guavas in a processor or blender.

Push this pulp through a sieve to remove the seeds.

Boil the sugar, citrus, and the pulp in a pot for about 10-15 minutes until the mixture thickens up.

Pour the mixture into a sterilized mason jar if you'd like to preserve it. I placed some in sterilized baby food jars since I was using it immediately.


Chocolate Shavings said...

That looks really tasty!

Tangled Noodle said...

I'm sooo envious that you have any kind of fruit tree! I only have pine trees in MN - can't really eat those. This looks so good!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

I've never had pineapple guavas before. My old house had a strawberry guava tree. I'm just eating the crunchy green kind from my uncle's trees.

Made pumpkin butter recently. Must be fruit butter making season. :)

Manger La Ville said...

Looks so good. I have never eaten or seen a pineapple guava, but now I really want to.

shavedicesundays said...

Chocolate Shavings, I like your name. Thank you for the comment.

Tangled Noodle, I like pine trees! I want desperately to be able to grow Japanese maple in my backyard without them scorching to death in a year.

WC, I never had any until I moved into this house, but now they're my favorite. Strawberry guavas- I have yet to try. I never have heard of pumpkin butter. Sounds interesting.

Manger La Ville, thanks for stopping by. They're delicious. Give them a taste test.

Jen said...

It's so cold here that just reading about fruit trees makes me warm! Great recipe :)
~ Jen aka palatetopen.com

shavedicesundays said...

Jen, the grass is always greener on the other side. I envy those who live in places that have 4 seasons!