Follow the instructions below to prepare tasty and healthy guava jelly.
12 very ripe guavas
5 cups water, enough to cover the fruit
lime juice or lemon juice
1-Dice guavas into one inch cubes.
2-Place in a large saucepan and cover with just enough water to cover the fruit well.
3-Cover and cook till guavas are very tender, about half an hour.
5-Cover a large bowl with a muslin cloth and invert fruit onto the cloth taking care to catch the liquid that drips through the muslin, into the bowl.
6-Gather the four ends of the cloth and tie a knot and hang this’bag’ for about four hours and collect all the drippings into the bowl.
7-LIGHTLY squeeze out any juice left in the cloth.
9-Measure the liquid.
10-For every cup of liquid add one cup of sugar and one tablespoon of lemon juice.
11-(Eg. if there are four cups of liquid you would need to add four cups of sugar and four tablespoons of lime/lemon juice.) Put this mixture back on fire and bring to a boil.
12-Lower heat and cook, stirring constantly (as the liquid tends to boil over), till the liquid starts coating the spoon thickly and the juice/jelly drips from the spoon in jointed drops.
13-Let stand for half an hour and pour into jars while still warm.
14-Cover and seal.
Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hrs