Guava "cascos confitados" recipe
GUAVA "CASCOS CONFITADOS" RECIPE
- 2 - 3kg. guava
- 1 - 1.5 kg. brown sugar. The sugar quantities depend on each person's palate. Some recipes add the same amount of sugar than guava.
- Lemon juice
- Clean guavas.
- Peel guavas carefully, trying to preserve their "helmet shape" (forma de cascos, hence the Spanish title)
- Cut the guavas in half and, with the help of a spoon, drain the fleshy inside (where the seeds) are and set aside. This pulp we can be used to make a shake or juice, but not for this recipe.
- Boil guava helmets and strain.
- Put them in a saucepan with sugar and water (to cover). Add the lemon juice, cinnamon, cardamom and spices to taste.
- Remove carefully to prevent fruit from sticking.
- Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, or when the juice is with the desired texture.
- Serve as a dessert. In some regions, it is served with fresh cheese or cottage cheese.
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