Guava Glory Jam


Embark on a tropical flavor journey with Guava Glory Jam, a luscious spread that captures the essence of ripe guavas. This homemade jam combines the unique sweetness and slight tartness of guavas, creating a sensational addition to your pantry, perfect for spreading on toast, swirling into desserts, or adding a tropical twist to savory dishes.

Guava Glory Jam

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 3 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 34 kcal
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Sugar: 8 g


  • Ripe guavas, peeled and chopped (1 kg / 2.2 lbs / 35 oz)
  • Granulated sugar (450g / 1 lb / 16 oz)
  • Water (100ml / 3.4 oz)
  • Lemon juice (30ml / 2 tbsp / 1 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

Prepare Guavas: Peel and chop the guavas into small pieces.

Macerate the Fruit: In a large pot, mix guavas with sugar and let sit for 15 minutes.

Cook the Mixture: Add water and lemon juice to the pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Simmer and Thicken: Reduce heat and simmer for 35 minutes, or until the jam reaches the desired consistency.

Test for Doneness: To test, place a small amount of jam on a cold plate. If it gels, it’s ready.

Jar and Cool: Pour the hot jam into sterilized jars, leaving space at the top. Seal and let cool.

Tips for Culinary Success

Choosing Guavas: Use ripe, aromatic guavas for the best flavor.

Texture Variations: For a smoother jam, blend the cooked guavas before jarring.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerate for extended shelf life.


Can I use different varieties of guava?

Yes, different varieties can add unique flavors to the jam.

How long does guava jam last?

Properly stored, it can last up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Can I make guava jam less sweet?

Yes, adjust sugar to your taste, but keep in mind it helps in preservation.