Homemade Guava Butter updated 8/4/14

(Updates are in red)

I searched the internet for a guava butter recipe and could find only one. It said to make it like apple  butter.  So I broke down and called my friend who is my recipe go to.  She had two recipes and one said “Keo’s recipe”.  It was from 1998, that was funny.  I must have gotten this recipe from the friend who originally gave me my guava tree.

I really like this recipe because it uses honey and not sugar.  

You will need 2 cups of guava pulp.  I forgot to measure how many guavas I had but I would guess at about 6-8 cups (out of 8lbs of guavas I got 12 cups of pulp). To get your pulp you fill a pot with the guavas and put just a very small amount of water in the bottom of the pan so the guavas won’t burn (I rinsed my guavas in a colander and then placed them in a pot not adding any additional water).  I used a potato masher to mash the guavas as they heated up.  I then used a hand fruit mill to get the pulp.  Oh does it smell good.

You will then need to prepare you jars and lids.  For this recipe I needed only 2 jelly jars.


  • 2 cups guava pulp
  • 1 cup honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ginger (optional)

Put all your ingredients into a pan and cook on medium heat stirring constantly until thickened.  It will thicken as the water evaporates.  Check a small amount on a spoon to see if it is thick enough.

Pour into hot jars.  Process for 10 minutes in a water bath if you are wanting to store.

Guava butter is great on waffles, toast, crackers, ice cream and anything else you would like to try.  Before I went gluten-free I purchased guava pastries at my local grocery store.  Here is a great breakfast bar that I used my guava butter in.


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7 Responses to Homemade Guava Butter updated 8/4/14

  1. Guava Man.... LOL says:

    Guava Butter without Butter? I tried your resipe for the Guava Butter but did not use the ginger….Was good! Then I tried the same recipe and added a stick and a half of real Butter…… Turned out REAL GOOD!….. Try it next time you make your Guava Butter…… You’ll Love it!
    Real Guava Butter…. Thanks for shareing……

  2. Ann Knight says:

    You didn’t say if you peeled the Guavas.

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  4. Em says:

    Thank you for sharing!

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