It is a sweet made cooking guavas with sugar. It reminds of quince paste and it is used in a similar way, but guava paste is also used in many recipes.
- Put the water and the fruit in a pan. Heat the pan until the water is boiling. Simmer the fruit 10-12 minutes.
- Run the cooked guava through a food mill to get the pulp.
- Measure 4 tablespoons of sugar a reserve.
- Measure 2 lb of guava pulp and put them on a pan with the rest of the sugar and the lemon juice. Heat until boiling and then boil for 15 minutes.
- Mix the sugar reserved with the pectin and add them to the simmering fruit paste. Cook for 10 minutes more.
- Lower the heat and cook the guava paste 60-70 minutes more, or until jellied.
- Pour the paste into a rectangular pan and let it cool down to room temperature.
- Remove from the pan.
- Serve or refrigerate until needed.
Guava paste is made with equal amounts of guava pulp and sugar.