by Dan Kinnard, from Perfect Preserves by Nora Carey
2 1/2 pounds guavas, unpeeled, stem ends trimmed off
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups honey, such as acacia or orange blossom
Thinly slice the guavas and in a preserving pan combine them with the lime juice and ¼ cup water.
Bring the mixture to a boil over low heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the fruit is softened and nearly all the liquid is evaporated.
Strain the mixture through a fine sieve set over a bowl and discard the seeds.
Wipe out the preserving pan; in it combine the strained pulp and the honey.
Bring the mixture to a boil.
Ladle the honey into small warm jars and seal.
Process the jars in boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
Let the jars cool completely before checking the seals and storing.
Makes 2 ½ cups
Guava honey is nice for spreading on warm scones and as a filling for meringues and cakes. Also delicious in a cup of tea.