Another one of my favorite Fall fruits are guayabas (guavas).  Guavas are a delicious fruit with an intense aroma.  Just having them in my kitchen makes the whole house smell absolutely yummy.

But if you really want your house to smell good, especially for the holidays, then I recommend making guava-sauce.  It's like applesauce, but made with guavas instead.   You can use guava-sauce in cakes, muffins, danishes and empanadas

*Guavas are rich in Vitamin C.  One guava contains 4 times the amount of Vitamin C as an orange.  (Thank you, Wikipedia!)


  • 2 pounds guavas
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cut guavas in half cross-wise.

With a small spoon or melon baller, scoop out the guava seeds.  Don't throw them away!  Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator to use in another recipe, I will share in the next couple of days.  (Guava seeds are edible, but I prefer my guavasauce without seeds.)

Place the guavas in a 2qt. saucepan.  Add the sugar, cinnamon and water.  (The cinnamon really enhances the guava flavor.) 

Cook the guavas over medium heat for 20 minutes, or until the guavas are very tender.  Use a potato masher to break up the guayaba into little pieces.  If you don't like a chunky guava-sauce, puree with an immersion blender, food processor or blender.




  1. just made my day with this recipe. I love love love guava and this recipe looks so wonderful. We have a restaurant here called Red Mesa and they make the greatest guava empanadas, with guava, cream cheese, vanilla gelato and mango/guava sauce...I go there mostly just for the dessert, but I have the recipe and my daughter and I are making it tomorrow evening, now we'll be trying your recipe along with it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Oh yum this looks delicious, I always wondered if you can eat the skin or not. So what do you serve this on? Or do you eat it as is?

  3. I am going to Fiesta today and buying some guavas! That looks delicious!

  4. I like your version of doing this guava sauce. I love the guava juice too!

    Have a wonderful day :)

  5. Looks delicious!!! Can't go wrong with sugar, cinnamon and fruit

  6. this does so look good - great idea that I have never seen before, love it...

  7. Wonderful. I wish I could find a good guava around her (New Jersey) and I'd be on this right away. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Yum, looks delish! Are you sure your family doesn't want to adopt a 52 year old gringa:) On second thought I would be big as a house eating the food that you cook, cause it all looks so good!

  9. DESERT DREAMING: Oh! I love anything with guava and cream cheese. One of my favorite things to make at the ranch are guava-cream cheese danishes. DELISH! :)

    JENNA: You can eat every part of the guava. Skin. Seeds. It's all good! :) Guava-sauce can be used in cakes and empanadas. And it's wonderful on toast too! :)

    RICH: I hope you were able to find guavas at Fiesta. :)

    MARI: Thank you! It's always nice to hear from you.

    DRICK: It's not just good, it's FANTASTIC! :)

    STEPHANIE: I hope you are able to find guavas soon. :) Do you have any Latino markets near you? You might try looking there!

    LIB: Sure! The more the merrier. :)

  10. Yeah!!!! Guayava recipes!!!!! I just found my new favorite cooking blog! lol

    Stopping in via SITS!

  11. I've had guava before but I've never purchased it before. It's not a flavor I thought would go well with cinnamon but it sounds interesting and it looks pretty in that bowl :-)

  12. what would you eat with this? looks yummy!

  13. wonder if you can use this as a pie filling? have to try.