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Guava Infused Maple Syrup

This syrup was a surprising hit!  I was unsure how the guava flavor would be received by our friends, but I took a chance and it paid off.  It was a nice fruity addition to the waffles and pulled pork that was served as a Spanish take on chicken and waffles.  This syrup is also good paired with a nice salty cheese, or as a glaze for chicken wings.

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Ingredients:

  • 24 ounces maple syrup
  • 14 ounces guava paste (such as Conchita) cut into 1 inch pieces divided into 4 batches
  • water for thinning

 Directions

  1. Over medium heat, pour maple syrup into a medium saucepan. Bring syrup to a simmer.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup, place the first batch of guava paste and heat for 3 minutes or until guava paste starts melting. Remove from microwave and stir to ensure paste is heated through and completely melted. Pour paste into syrup and stir with a spoon to incorporate guava. repeat with remaining 3 batches.
  3. Add water if mixture is too thick until it has reached your desired consistency.  Mixture will thicken quite a bit when cooled, so try to serve syrup hot or warm.

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This was paired with Crispy Cornmeal Waffles with Pulled Pork Pernil