The Goiabada is a traditional sweet, made by generation of Portuguese families since a long time ago. This simple goiabada dessert was brought to Brazil when the Portuguese settlers decided to replace by the guava fruit the traditional quince from a marmalade recipe from the home country.
The making of homemade guava is very simple, needing only for ingredients guava and brown sugar, then the only thing left is to patiently to go stirring the pot continuously for 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours, then to have the patience to wait for it to cool down before using this delicious typical sweet with bread, biscuit, cake or whatever presentation you had in mind.
* 4 lb. red Guava fruits,
* 2 tablespoons Water,
* 2 lb. Brown sugar.
1) Clean red guavas, cut each one into eight parts. Place guavas in a saucepan and stir in the brown sugar. Return to heat for about 1h 30m to 2 hours over medium-low heat setting.
2) Stir continuously, gently to avoid splashing; be very careful, because it sure is very hot and can burn; the preparation will boil and be very thick. The idea is to use a deep pan and stir with a long handled wooden spoon.
3) Patiently continue stirring the pan, until you realize that the mixture is becoming very thick and does not stick to the pan, then your Goiabada will be ready. Pour the homemade guava paste in a bowl or mold, let it cool down completely.