This is a real comfort food for our family – we grow our own guavas at Little Farm and used to grow them in South Africa. Eating this compote for dessert with warmed custard is something that we did regularly – a few times a week. It brings back memories of warm kitchens, loving families, and my favorite (first) pet, a cocker spaniel who lived to the ripe old age of 15 and was buried under the large oak tree that I could see from my bedroom. I was born and married from the same home. How blessed was I…
3 lbs 12-16 Guavas ( depending on size) peeled and sliced in quarters
Juice of 4 lemons ( no pits)
2 cups of sugar
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
- Peel 12 guavas and slice into quarters.
- Place in a pot.
- Add the juice of 4 lemons.
- Add 2 cups of sugar.
- Place on the stove at medium low until the mixture starts to boil then reduce to low until the mixture reduces to a thickness that you like – some like it less liquid and some more.
- Serve with custard ( you can buy it in sachets and make it up with milk – best brand is Bird Custard, or in small boxes which is already constituted as liquid) that has been warmed slightly. Delicious!