Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Guava-Strawberry Topping


First of all let me start by saying I LOVE guava fruit. Guava fruit are one of my most favorite fruits ever. I grew up on them as a child living in Florida. And only in the past few years have been able to find them in the grocery stores. I guess a lot of you may never have tasted or even heard of guava. Let me assure you they are a fantastic fruit! I can't even begin to describe the taste. Well a few months ago our local Publix remodeled the store and also added a lot of new items- I mean like 12,000 new items!! I have now discovered guava paste. Oh, why did I have to find this stuff?!?!? It has become a love- hate relationship! LOL!!! I LOVE to eat it- I HATE the sugar content. But hey, all good things in moderation right? Well here is a tempting, delicious, incredible topping recipe that is quick & easy- you have GOT to try this stuff!!!

Delicious Topping for Ice Cream or Pound Cake (or eating by the spoonful)
1 cup of fresh strawberries, macerated
2 tablespoons (or more) of guava paste, chopped into small pieces (this stuff is thick like candied jelly)
2/3 cup of water (more if needed)
1 tablespoon of sugar
Add all to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook stirring constantly until all the guava paste is melted. Cool & pour over ice cream or pound cake or (just eat it right out of the pot!)

5 comments:

Angela McRae said...

OK, count me in! I've had guava juice but not the fruit, which sounds heavenly. Which Publix has them, by the way? Thomas Crossroads or Bullsboro, I imagine? And where is the guava paste located? Thank you!

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

I have never had guava but it looks good! Joan

Southern Touch Catering said...

Well Angela, Bullsboro has the paste, but not the fruit at the moment. As soon as I see it out I'll let you know! YUMMMM

parTea lady said...

That guava-strawberry topping looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

Joyce said...

I'm getting hungry just looking at this. At FIRST I thought it was "Strawberry shortcake."
Looks very good!