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Guava Dessert Latin Recipe

Updated on July 25, 2014

How To Make Guava Shells From Scratch With This Delicious Guava Shell Recipe

Guava shells or "Casco de Guayaba" in Spanish, is one of my favorite Latin desserts. Guavas are so delicious, so sweet and so juicy. Since I left Puerto Rico a few years ago, I haven't eaten a real fresh guava. They are very hard to find, specially here in the States. But If you are lucky enough to find a fresh guava, you need to try it with my guava shells recipe.

This recipe that I will share with you, I have known it since I was a little girl. It's so easy to make. We always eat it with white cheese or cream cheese. It's so good! I know you would love it, so go ahead and try it, you won't regret it.

Guava Shells Recipe


2 lbs. of fresh Guavas

3 Cups of Sugar

3 Cups of water

1 medium Lime

Guava Shells Dessert - Delicious Latin Guava Shells

guava shells
guava shells
guava shell recipe
guava shell recipe

Make Sure Your Guavas Are Fresh and Healthy For This Guava Recipe

When picking your guavas for your guava shells recipe, make sure that they are healthy and fresh. It would make a huge difference and it would not taste the same.

After washing your guavas,/b>, proceed to peel them with a vegetable peeler. Try to peel very carefully and just a thin layer of the skin, you don't want to take took much.

guava shell recipe
guava shell recipe

The Guavas Are Peeled and Ready For Boiling

Peel Your Guavas In This Guava Recipe

After you peel all the 2 lbs of guava, cut them in half and with a spoon and being very careful, take all the seeds and pulp out.

this will leave you only with the guava hard skin.

boiling guavas
boiling guavas

Boil The Guava Shells For The Guava Shell Recipe

In a large casserole or pot boil the guava shells in approx. 1 liter of water for about 1 hour, until the shells are tender.

In another pot and with this same water and only using 3 cups of it to add it with the guava shells.

Add the sugar and lime juice. Leave it uncovered for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the syrup is thick and the guavas are even more tender.

latin guavas shells
latin guavas shells

Yummy! Guava Shells Recipe Delight

Your guava shells should look like this one, with the thick sweet syrup. You can now place your guava shells in decorative bowls, dessert cups or whatever you choose.

In my family and in most of the Latin community we eat the Guava Shells with delicious white cheese or cream cheese, it's just amazing! You should try it.

For Your Guava Shell Recipe I Would Use Dessert Dishes Like These

After Your Guava Shell Recipe Is Done, Eat Them With Your Favorite White Cheese

Serve Guava Shell with White Cheese or Cream Cheese

guava shells with cheese
guava shells with cheese
guava shells and chesses
guava shells and chesses

How To Cook Guava Shells Recipe- The Easy Way! - Watch the Video For An Easy Way To Make Guava Shells

cascos de guayaba
cascos de guayaba

For This Guava Shell Recipe You Can Also Use The Guava Shells In A Can

If you can't find any guavas where you live, then you can use the guavas that come already slides and peeled in a can. You can get these at any local supermarket or Latin Stores. They are not that hard to find. I get my guavas from Walmart if I can't get them fresh. There are also many labels and brands. Some of the brands are Bohio and Goya.

This is a really good alternative to the homemade recipe.

You Can Use Wholes Guavas in a Can

You can choose to cook your Guava Shells with the guava can from the supermarket.

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What Do You Think Of The Guava Shells? - Drop Me a Line...

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      7 years ago

      Something new to try.

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      Ellen Gregory 

      8 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I never knew what to do with guava. Thanks for writing this lens

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      8 years ago

      I love guava, including shells. However my first choice would be in a Guava Duff and my second would be the guava and cheese pastries sold in many places around here Unfortunately, fresh guavas are getting very hard to find in the area unless you have your own tree. Great lens, thanks!

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      Anthony Godinho 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I haven'y eaten Guava in a couple of year, but I like them very much, even Guava juice. As a kid, when I was still in Goa, we used to eat Guavas all the time. This is the first time, I'm seeing this recipe...looks delicious...blessings! :)

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      Tony Payne 

      8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I first ate Guava Jelly with cheese in Colombia, and I thought it was an odd combination, but really good. I used to work in Miami with a group of Cubans, and I miss the wonderful Pastelitos they used to bring in, fresh pastries filled with Guava, so good, especially with Cafe Cubano. Great recipes and pictures, blessed.

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      8 years ago

      they look delicious, oh my! no more diet this weekend hahaha

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      8 years ago

      They sound amazing, I think I would like them served right next to your Flan!

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      8 years ago

      Looks yummy! I will definitely try it!

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      9 years ago

      We have a similar dish with coconut milk instead of lime and cheese. I will definitely try your recipe when the guavas are in season.

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      Sherry Venegas 

      10 years ago from La Verne, CA

      OMG. We are putting our guavas in the composter because we can not eat them fast enough. Thank you so much for writing a Squidoo page on this.

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      Robin S 

      10 years ago from USA

      Oh these look delicious!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      10 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      First time I have heard of these. Now I will have to try it. Great lens!

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      JenOfChicago LM 

      10 years ago

      I've always wondered what to do with this fruit - I'll have to try this out!

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      10 years ago

      Wow! Seems fantastic! Sadly I have only had fresh guava once or twice in my life and have never had it in this fashion. Maybe you can cook some up and FEDEX it to me? LOL. Great job!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      10 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This sure has been an education since I had never heard of guava shells. They sure sound delicious!

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      10 years ago

      I have never had it but I'll give it a try. 5*

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      Heather Burns 

      10 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      yum, I can't wait to try this as I love Guava juice! Thanks for the idea!


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