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.
- 24 ounces maple syrup
- 14 ounces guava paste (such as Conchita) cut into 1 inch pieces divided into 4 batches
- water for thinning
- Over medium heat, pour maple syrup into a medium saucepan. Bring syrup to a simmer.
- 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.
- 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.
This was paired with Crispy Cornmeal Waffles with Pulled Pork Pernil