Guava spread

Guava Jam

  • Author: Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Category: Jam & Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Breakfast
  • Diet: Vegan


A delicious tropical-flavored guava jam or sauce that’s quick and easy to prepare. Maple-sweetened.


  • 2 lbs fresh ripe guava
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • juice of 23 lemons (I used 2 juicy meyer lemons)
  • 1/16 tsp salt


  1. Wash the guava fruit and cut them in half. Remove and discard all the seeds (can use a spoon to scoop them out). Rough chop the remaining guava into pieces.making guava jam
  2. Place in a small sauce pan with tall sides. Add all remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook on medium-high for 20-25 minutes (depending on how thin / thick you’d like it; the longer you cook it the thicker it will get). During the last 5 minutes of cooking stir the contents with a fork, mashing up larger pieces of fruit into a chunky puree and making sure the jam doesn’t burn (if need be, turn down the heat a little if things are browning up a bit too much). Once done cooking, remove from heat and allow the jam to cool off thoroughly.
  4. Transfer the cooled off jam into a small food processor and process into a fine puree.
  5. Transfer to a glass jar and enjoy! Store the jam in the fridge (it will keep for weeks).