Old Fashioned Guavas in Syrup

These guavas in sugar syrup take me back to barefoot days as a child and even looking at them, leaves me thinking retro! They are however delicious with custard and convinces one to sneak down the stairs late at night and dip into the jar in the fridge….

About 12 large, ripe guavas

250ml sugar

500ml water

Wash and peel the guavas.

Pour the water into a saucepan and add the sugar.

Turn on the heat and stir the mixture continuously until all the sugar has dissolved.

Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and allow the water and sugar to simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the guavas to the sugar syrup and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Turn off the heat and allow the fruit to cool in the syrup.

You may now serve the guavas with some of the syrup and custard or ice cream.

If you want to preserve the rest, simply spoon the fruit into clean, cold glass jars, fill up with sugar syrup in which you cooked it and seal.

Keep in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

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