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A jar of Guava jam on a wood with open guavas on the side

Guava Jam Recipe

Make your own guava jam at home. Guava jam has a vibrant color, sweet taste, and rustic texture. Bonus, this guava jam recipe has no added pectin.
Course Sauces, Relish & Chutneys
Cuisine Latin-American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 medium jar


  • Siever
  • Immersion blender
  • Airtight Jar


  • ¾ lb. (300 gr) guava (about 3 guava)
  • 2 cups (400 gr) sugar
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash the guavas and wipe them clean. Place them in a pan and cover them with water.
  • Bring the fruits to a boil over medium heat and cook them until soft. Strain them to remove the water and then add a pan underneath the sieve. Using a fork mesh the fruits to get fruit all fruit pulp out.
  • Add the sugar and lemon juice to the pulp and bring back to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Keep boiling and stirring until it thickens and get the consistency of mashed potato. Season with salt and transfer to a jar.
  • Store the jar in the fridge. It will thicken even more when placed in the fridge.