Guava Paste (Bocadillo)

In Colombia we use Guava Paste or Bocadillo in all kinds of dishes. It is a combination of guava pulp and sugar which is cooked slowly until it becomes thick enough to form into a block, which is the form in which it is usually sold. Guava Paste can be found in Latin markets and online.


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  1. Brian Hall says

    Do you have a recipe to make this from scratch? I’d love to try it! I can’t seem to find anything on the internet.

    • Erica says

      Brian- to make Bocadillo from scratch. Fresh guavas, sugar and orange juice. I am going to post the recipe.

      • John Robert Hackman says

        Dear Erica:

        I hope you are doing well. I’m replying to your post regarding a recipe for bocadillo de guayaba from scratch. I wonder if you ever posted it. Also, if you have an idea about how to make bocadillos pero de mandarina instead of guava, I would really apreciate it.

        Sincerely, John R. Hackman

    • Cynthia says

      Hey Brian – I ordered a bunch of paste on the internet – they would only sell by the dozen – I’d be happy to share – don’t want it to go to waste.

    • Cynthia says

      Hey Brian – I ordered some paste off the net and they would only sell it by the dozen – it will expire next month – would be happy to share contact me at cynpfaff at bluemarble dotnet


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