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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Guava Heaven!

If you live in the tropics, more specifically Barbados you know that right now guava's are beyond plentiful. They are everywhere! I personally love the fruit!

If you have never had a guava you are missing out. The fruits outside is green and light sweet but can be a bit rough but the pulp is sweet and juicy and usually pink with small golden seeds. The entire thing is edible and its taste is unique to the fruit. Some describe it as a kiwi-strawberry-mango flavor. Doesn't that sound delish?!
So of course I have been dabbling with this fruit to make all sorts of things in my kitchen. So today I will share with you the recipe for my guava puree which is the base lots my new creations and the filling our seasonal Guava Pineapple Cupcake! Its even good all by itself over some vanilla ice cream! O yeah hunny!

Guava Puree

1 Cup of ripe guavas cut quartered

1/2 brown sugar

1 tbsp Butter

Juice of half a lime

Cut and quarter 1 cup of ripe guavas
Squeeze the lime juice over the guavas and let sit for 5mins

Meanwhile melt butter in a small saucepan

Add brown sugar and stir

Add guava and stir, allow to simmer

Look at that!... ok stop drooling, a few minutes more

Ok now we are ready!

Place guavas in blender and puree until smooth.

Strain all the goodness out and discard the seeds
Ta da!Guava Pineapple Cupcake!
Guava Cupcake with Pineapple Butter cream and Guava Puree filling drizzled with guava and rum syrup and topped with a Guava Cheese Candy!

You can use this puree also in meat sauces and curries.


  1. Thanks for the recipe. I will be trying it out when next I get guavas

  2. I heard you guys just did a VIP coctail event. Congrats. Hope you post some pictures.