Start by preparing jars and getting water in the canner heating.You want the canner hot, but not boiling, when the jars are ready to be processed. See full water bath canning instructions here.
Wash, peel, and halve guava fruit, removing seeds.
Make sugar syrup and bring to a boil.
Turn off heat and add guavas to syrup.
Let set for 30 minutes. This will gently heat the fruit through.
Remove fruit from the syrup with a slotted spoon and pack into hot jars.
Heat syrup to back to boiling and cover fruit with hot syrup, leaving 1/2” headspace.
Remove air bubbles. Wipe the rims clean and place on your seals and rings.
Place the jars in the warm canner.
Process pints for 15 minutes or quarts for 20 minutes, adjusting for altitude.
Processing with a Water Bath CannerPlace the jar in the warm canner. Proceed to fill all jars placing them in the canner.When all the jars are filled, bring the water in the canner to a boil. When a boil is reached that is when you'll start your timing. Process for the length of time on the chart below. Adjust for your altitude. After your time is over, turn the heat off remove the lid and allow the canner to rest for about 5 minutes. Then bring your jars up out of the water. Allow them to rest for another 5 minutes. Then remove the jars and place them a few inches apart on a thick towel to cool completely. Leave them alone for about 12 hours. When they are cooled remove the metal bands, check the seals, label the jars and store them away! Processing time with Altitude AdjustmentsProcessing Time for Pints in a Water Bath (Hot Pack)
0-1,000 ft - 15 minutes
1,001-3,000 ft - 20 minutes
3,001-6,000 ft - 25 minutes
6,001-8,000 ft - 30 minutes
8,001-10,000 ft - 35 minutes
Processing Time for Quarts in Water Bath (Hot Pack)
0-1,000 ft - 20 minutes
1,001-3,000 ft - 25 minutes
3,001-6,000 ft - 30 minutes
6,001-8,000 ft - 35 minutes
8,001-10,000 ft - 40 minutes
Adapted from: The Ball Blue Book of Preserving
Last Updated: 9/31/2021
Keyword Canning Guava Fruit, Home Canning, Waterbath Canning
Recipe can be found at SimplyCanning.com https://www.simplycanning.com/canning-guava-fruit/