24 Sweet & Savory Guava Recipes You Need To Try

This collection of guava recipes celebrates the sweet, tropical taste of both the fresh fruit and paste to help you bring those delicious flavors home. You’ll find inspiration to use it in both sweet and savory ways.

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I’ve recently developed a growing love for the juicy, sweet, and fragrant guava. The tropical flavor and fragrance have inspired me to use both the fruit and guava paste in as many ways as I can.

As it turns out, it’s a popular fruit worldwide! There are tons of really yummy ways to enjoy it as a sweet dessert, savory snack, or to infuse a bit of the tropics into your cooking.

Whether you can find it fresh or have been dying to pick up that exotic block of paste at the market, this guava recipe collection can help you use it in a delicious way.

Guava Tips

Many of these recipes use guava paste, which you can find at most supermarkets. It’s versatile and a wonderful alternative in most recipes for the fresh stuff.

But for those that can find the whole fruit, I have some tips for newcomers who may not be sure how to choose them. My article on ‘What is Guava’ has tons more information, but here are the basics.

Unripe guava (hard and deep green) can be ripened at home on the counter.
The entire fruit is edible, rind, flesh, and seeds included!
There are TONS of different varieties, so choose by texture first, then color. They should be somewhat tender when gently squeezed, like an avocado. The rind can be yellow, white, or pinkish-red.

With these handy tips and all of the delicious guava recipes below to inspire you, I hope you’ll discover your own love for this tropical fruit.

1. Guava Smoothie with Strawberries and Banana

Guava Smoothie with Strawberries and Banana

Try this refreshing and sweet guava smoothie for a taste of the tropics at home. Just five ingredients and a quick blend is all it takes to make this easy and healthy drink for breakfast or a snack.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

2. Homemade Guava Jam

Homemade Guava Jam

Sweet and tropical guava jam is a delicious way to preserve fresh guava flavor to enjoy as a condiment or spread. This easy stovetop recipe will yield 6 beautiful jars of jam for you to enjoy and share.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

3. Homemade Guava Paste

Homemade Guava Paste

Learning how to make homemade guava paste is a great way to preserve that tropical, sweet fruit flavor in a long-lasting, versatile way. Fresh guava and simple ingredients combine to make a delicious, flavorful pantry staple.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

4. Guava BBQ Sauce

Guava BBQ Sauce

The best homemade BBQ sauce! Tangy, smoky, sweet guava bbq sauce made with simple ingredients. Perfect for marinating, cooking, or grilling!

Recipe by: A Sassy Spoon

5. Guava Rugelach

Guava rugelach made with cream cheese based dough and filled with guava jam, cinnamon sugar, and chopped walnuts.

Recipe by: The Little Epicurean

6. Guava and Cream Cheese Dip

Guava and Cream Cheese Dip

This Puerto Rican guava dip combines guava and cream cheese in a velvety, flavorful addition to your first course, cheese board, or potluck spread.

Recipe by: The Noshery

7. Guava Bread Pudding

Guava Bread Pudding

Delicious guava bread pudding topped with a dark rum caramel sauce.

Recipe by: For the Love of Sazon

8. Guava Cheese Pastries

Guava Cheese Pastries

Cuban pastries made with puff pastry and filled with guava paste and cream cheese. Just 4 ingredients!

Recipe by: A Sassy Spoon

9. Guava White Chocolate Cookies

Guava White Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are filled with guava paste chunks and white chocolate chunks.

Recipe by: Fat Girl Hedonist

10. Guava Sherbet

Guava Sherbet

Smooth, creamy and refreshing with the tropical note of guava and vanilla.

Recipe by: Garlic & Zest

11. Guava Frosting

Guava Frosting

Give your cupcakes a fruity, tropical taste with this easy Guava Frosting recipe. It’s pale pink color is all natural and the flavor is perfect with vanilla, chocolate, or coconut cupcakes!

Recipe by: House of Nash Eats

12. Homemade Guava Applesauce

Homemade Guava Applesauce

This homemade guava applesauce is one of the most delicious applesauce variations. This recipe takes the classic one up a notch with this guava flavoured applesauce. You will be surprised at how easy it is to make applesauce from scratch!

Recipe by: xoxoBella

13. Panetela (Guava Cake)

Panetela (Guava Cake)

Cream cheese coffee cake meets tropical guava pastry in this Puerto Rican guava cake known as Panetela de Guayaba! Buttery crumb cake surrounds the guava and cream cheese filling. This tasty panetela makes an excellent snack cake, dessert or even breakfast!

Recipe by: Kitchen Gidget

14. Guava and Cream Cheese Loaf Cake

Guava and Cream Cheese Loaf Cake

This simple guava and cream cheese cake, or bizcocho de guayaba y queso, is a trip to the Caribbean in each bite. Guava and cream cheese is a classic sweet combination from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.

Recipe by: Dev Amadeo

15. Guava Swirl Cheesecake

Guava Swirl Cheesecake

This guava cheesecake is rich and creamy with swirls of guava marmalade on a buttery cookie crust. You and your family won’t get enough!

Recipe by: A Sassy Spoon

16. Guava Salad, Queso Fresco and Candied Pecans

Guava Salad, Queso Fresco and Candied Pecans

Guava salad topped with vegan queso fresco and candied pecans tossed with balsamic vinaigrette.

Recipe by: Dora’s Table

17. Guava Chutney

Guava Chutney

Don’t miss to try this guava chutney which is a traditional dish from the Indian cuisine.

Recipe by: Kannamma Cooks

18. Guava Macarons

Guava Macarons

These guava macarons are filled with a delicious fruity guava buttercream made with guava paste. If you’re a fan of guava, you need to try these!

Recipe by: The Tipsy Macaron

19. Baked Guava Mimosa Glazed Doughnuts

Baked Guava Mimosa Glazed Doughnuts

Turn everyone’s favorite brunch drink into a guava glazed doughnuts! Soft, fluffy, baked guava glazed donuts topped with a champagne and guava marmalade glaze!

Recipe by: A Sassy Spoon

20. Peanut Butter and Guava Muffins

Peanut Butter and Guava Muffins

These Peanut Butter and Guava Muffins are a real treat! Rich, nutty peanut butter meets the unique taste of sweet, aromatic guava. You’ll adore these bakery-style muffins that are topped with crumbly streusel. So moist, tender, and flavorful!

Recipe by: Butter Be Ready

21. Cinnamon Guava Oatmeal

Cinnamon Guava Oatmeal

Creamy and sweet, this cinnamon guava oatmeal will transform your morning routine!

Recipe by: Latina Mom Meals

22. Celeriac Mango and Guava Salad

Celeriac Mango and Guava Salad

Who would have thought a knobby, ugly root vegetable, sweet tropical fruits and a nasal clearing infused dressing could be so good? This Guava Salad is no simple flavour combination and you’ll be surprised how fantastic it tastes!

Recipe by: The Devil Wears Salad

23. Guava Coconut Mochi

Guava Coconut Mochi

These cute little mochi are chewy and bursting with guava flavor. As a bonus, these treats are gluten free since they are made with sweet rice flour.

Recipe by: Wild Wild Whisk

24. Guava Curry

Guava Curry

Guava Curry is a very unique Rajasthani curry made using ripe guava. This sweet, spicy, and sour curry pairs perfectly with Indian bread or steamed rice.

Recipe by: WhiskAffair

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