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Feb 15, 2010 03:24 PM

Guava Paste....what to do?

Ive purchased Guava Paste from Mexico.

ingredients Guava Pulp and Sugar, some citric acid....

what does one do with this??

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  1. it's traditionally paired with cheese (everything from manchego to queso blanco to cream cheese) as a cracker or crostini topping.

    other uses:
    - replace the fruit puree in a fruit muffin recipe with the guava paste
    - mix into cheesecake filling/batter
    - stir into Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or low-fat ricotta
    - combine with goat or cream cheese as a filling for mini phyllo tarts
    - use in place of preserves to glaze meat or fish (e.g. glazed pork tenderloin with guava instead of apricot)

    many possibilities!

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      AMAZING. thanks muchly.

      come to think of it...its not much different than Membrillo(sp?)

      totally a cheese pairing!

      1. re: wop_genius

        "come to think of it...its not much different than Membrillo"
        yep, they're practically interchangeable!

    2. I enjoy a slice with an equal amount of cream cheese and a cold glass of milk, delicious!

      1. i agree it's great for crostini. it's also a nice topping for an almond biscotti.

        try making a glaze for sweet potatoes- reduce some over heat with butter. bake sweet potatoes, then slice open, baste the tops and broil til golden and gooey.

        try make oatmeal type bars, and make a crust, then spread with guava cubes, then sprinkle with more oat crumble, and bake.

        Take puff pastry, bake two sheets, melt a bit of guava paste, then spread on one sheet of baked puff pastry sheet, then top with another sheet; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

        Guava Cake http://www.recipezaar.com/Guava-Cake-...

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        1. re: Emme

          amazing thanks for the ideas. Oatmeal Squares are on the agenda this weekend!