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RED GUAVA FRUIT DIP OR TOPPING

Red guava fruit dip or topping

Red guava is such a sweet fruit that it's the fruit filling of choice for Latino pastries. It doesn't need a lot of sweetener added to be sweet. Here's a recipe for a party fruit dip. Leave out the cream cheese and it makes a great breakfast treat.

INGREDIENTS:

4 red guava
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
1 tbsp. agave syrup
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves

Yield: 2 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus 2 hours refrigeration

How to cut a guava

DIRECTIONS:

1. Peel the guava and cut off the ends. Discard the skins. Cut into large chunks and add to a food processor. Pulse until relatively smooth. Scoop into a sieve and push the red guava pulp back into the food processor bowl, leaving the seeds in the sieve.
2. Add the cream cheese, yogurt, agave, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to the food processor bowl. Pulse until relatively smooth.
3. Pour into your serving bowl. Wrap in plastic wrap, letting the plastic cover the dip's surface. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
4. Serve with other fruit, sweet cookies (ladyfingers) for dipping or as a fruit topping.



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