Mexican Guava Jam

Mexican Guava Jam

Here is the recipe for Mexican Guava Jam.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 50


  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds Mexican (or white) Guavas, ripe
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 T. lemon juice


  • Cut guavas in fourths but do not peel.
  • Place in a small stainless steel or dutch oven with about 2 T. of water. Cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring to heat all of the guavas and they become mushy.
  • Turn off the heat and spoon the guavas into a fine mesh strainer over a clean bowl and using a rubber spatula push the pulp and juice leaving only the seeds and peels.
  • Return the contents of the bowl to the now cleaned dutch oven and add sugar and lemon juice.
  • Return to heat to a boil for about 10 minutes. The natural pectin in the guavas will start to thicken the mixture. Cook to gel point.  (If your batch seems thin you can add 3 T. Flex Batch Pectin from Ball. )
  • Ladle mixture into 2 half pints and process in a water bath for 10 minutes at a full boil.
Keyword Guava