This fruit is essential to many of the island’s most popular foods and I am not complaining because it is delicious!
I remember how as a little girl I would go to my neighbor’s house to pick guavas from his tree. I would bring them back home and I would keep a few for myself to eat them raw and give the rest to my mom to turn into whatever she wanted, typically marmalade.
One of my all-time favorite recipes involving guava is guava pie. The flaky, buttery crust combined with the sweetness of the fruit is a wonderful combination!
Find the steps to make this addictive Cuban guava pie below!
- 1 9-inch pie pan
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of butter (8 tbsp)
- 1/2 cup of cold water
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup of guava marmalade
- 1 egg yolk + 3 tbsp of milk for egg wash
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a bowl and start mixing using a whisk or spatula.
Add the cold butter, diced into 1/2-inch pieces, and the two eggs and continue mixing with your fingers.
Once it turns into small crumbles start adding the water little by little as you continue molding the mixture with your hands to form a ball.
Place the dough ball in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. In the meantime, grease the pie pan to have it ready to go.
Sprinkle flour over your meticulously cleaned 🙂 counter top and bring the dough out of the refrigerator.
Divide the dough into two pieces, one for the crust and the other smaller piece for the lattice strips.
Roll out the dough to form a circle big enough to cover the pie pan. Place the rolled out dough in the pan and trim the ends.
Make the lattice strips by rolling out the remaining dough to cover the top of the pie.
Brush the milk and egg wash over the strips and borders of the pie.
Place the pie in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
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