Brazilian Guava and Salted Caramel Pie

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Ready for a pie that whips up fast and tastes amazing? With only a handful of ingredients making this Brazilian Guava and Salted Caramel Pie is a breeze even for an inexperienced baker. Better yet, there’s hardly any baking involved!

 

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This recipe had me hooked at “salted caramel.” I love the combination of sweet and salty, and you could sell me on any dessert with “salted caramel” in the title. I’m unapologetically weak for it. Combine it with a tropical fruit in a pie and I’ll take ten.

 

Or I’ll make as many as I want! This Brazilian pie with guava and salted caramel is absolutely amazing. Each layer of the pie has a distinct flavor that all come together in your mouth to create a beautiful melody of decadence.

 

Sounds enticing, right? This is one of those recipes I love to bring to gatherings because it’s not as common what many people think to bring. The other guests are also so intrigued when I tell them what it is too!

 

The caramel can be found in the Latin section of your grocery store or near the baking ingredients. Try not to eat it straight out of the can. Maybe that warning isn’t completely necessary, and only I have that much of an addiction to the stuff. Either way, don’t say I didn’t warn you!

 

If you prefer to make it from scratch, here are two recipes that you might like. One is for Dulce de Leche and another for salted caramel.

 

What is the difference between caramel and Dulce de Leche?

 

  • Caramel is made with heavy whipping cream, sugar, and butter.
  • Dulce de leche is commonly made with condensed milk.

 

They can be used as substitutes for one another because they have similar tastes, colors, and textures, and will do the same thing for whatever dish you are using them in.

 

For this recipe, you’ll need your oven for the crust, and your stove to for your guava paste, but the pie actually needs to be refrigerated and will be served cold. This creates a perfect summer dessert, in combination with the bright taste of the guava. I love my warm apple pie a la mode during those winter holidays, but this is perfect while sitting outside to wrap up a barbecue.

 

Guava is something I’ve been trying to introduce my friends to. If you’re a frequent visitor to my blog, or if you’ve read my eBook of spice blends, you know that I have no limits when trying the widest variety of international cuisines. I love all types of exotic and unique flavors. Guava has its origins in Mexico, Central America, and northern South America.

 

Many countries have very distinct spices that they use with guavas, methods of preparing the fruit, and dishes that use guava as the main ingredient. Some countries will add savory spices to the fruit, and it is often used to make jams, preserves, and candies.

 

Guava is also low in calories and has 4 times the Vitamin C as an orange. Among numerous health benefits, guavas can prevent deterioration of eyesight due to high amounts of Vitamin A, and improve brain health through high levels of Vitamin B3 and B6.

 

As always, fruits and vegetables are best eaten plain and in their raw form, allowing you to intake the most amount of vitamins and minerals; however, we’re going to have a little more fun with this fruit.

 

I have used guava paste in another recipe of mine, where I made guava mini cheesecakes with a drizzle of it on top. Heavenly is certainly the word for that. And this pie is just as amazing. Well, almost. Cheesecake will always be my one true love – apologies to my husband!

 

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Brazilian Guava and Salted Caramel Pie

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Dulce de leche aka caramel and guava pie

 

INGREDIENTS:

For the crust

  • 2 cups (7 oz.) crushed Maria cookies (or graham crackers)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

 

For the filling

  1. 1 can (13.4 oz) dulce de leche (caramel)
  2. A pinch or two of sea salt (optional)
  3. 10 oz. guava paste (goiabada)
  4. 1/2 cup water

 

For the topping

  1. 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  2. 1/4 cup sugar

 

~ Free Tip ~ 

  • Instead of cooking guava paste, use a food processor to blend it together with the water until smooth and creamy.
  • Reserve a tablespoon of guava to decorate the topping, if you wish. Drop small amounts and swirl around with a tip of a knife or toothpick. 

 

 

ESSENTIALS

for Guava and Salted Caramel Pie


 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add Maria cookies, butter, and brown sugar to a food processor. Process for about 2 minutes, until it is all incorporated. Press mixture into a 9-inch pie dish. Bake for about 7 to 10 minutes, until the surface is golden brown. Let cool.

 

Filing

  1. Scrape the dulce de leche into the pie crust. Evenly sprinkle sea salt over the caramel. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, add guava paste and water. Use medium heat to melt the guava paste.  Spread the guava sauce over the dulce the leche.

 

Topping

  1. In a bowl, mix the sour cream and sugar together. Spread the cream on top of the pie and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped cream if desired.

 

Salted caramel and guava Brazilian pie

A slice of amazing Brazilian pie with guava paste and dulce de leche

 

Brazilian Guava and Salted Caramel Pie
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Resting Time
2 hrs
Total Time
30 mins
 
Easy and quick to make Brazilian Guava and Salted Caramel Pie combines guava tropical flavor with the richness of dulce de leche for a heavenly treat.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Pie
Servings: 8
Author: Jas
Ingredients
For the crust
  • 2 cups 7 oz. crushed Maria cookies (or graham crackers)
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
For the filling
  • 1 can 13.4 oz dulce de leche (caramel)
  • A pinch or two of sea salt optional
  • 10 oz. guava paste goiabada
  • 1/2 cup water
For the topping
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Instructions
Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add Maria cookies, butter, and brown sugar to a food processor. Process for about 2 minutes, until it is all incorporated. Press mixture into a 9-inch pie dish. Bake for about 7 to 10 minutes, until the surface is golden brown. Let cool.
Filing
  1. Scrape the dulce de leche into the pie crust. Evenly sprinkle sea salt over the caramel. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, add guava paste and water. Use medium heat to melt the guava paste. Spread the guava sauce over the dulce the leche.
Topping
  1. In a bowl, mix the sour cream and sugar together. Spread the cream on top of the pie and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped cream if desired.
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • Instead of cooking guava paste, use a food processor to blend it together with the water until smooth and creamy.
  • Reserve a tablespoon of guava to decorate the topping, if you wish. Drop small amounts and swirl around with a tip of a knife or toothpick. 

 

This recipe is featured on: Lori’s Culinary Creations, The Cottage Market, and Miz Helen’s Country Cottage.

 

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24 Comment

  1. Reply
    Roseann Hampton
    August 14, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    What a beautiful looking treat! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 15, 2018 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you much, Roseann!

  2. Reply
    Jann Olson
    August 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    You had me at salted caramel! YUM! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      You’d love this pie then 😀 Thanks, Jann! 🙂

  3. Reply
    Lisa @ Casa Bouquet
    August 16, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. I grew up eating guava!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 16, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      Oh wow, lucky you!!! Hope you’ll like this pie, Lisa! 🙂

  4. Reply
    Arl's World
    August 17, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Looks delicious! I’m ready! 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 17, 2018 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you much! 😀

  5. Reply
    Jhuls
    August 17, 2018 at 11:28 am

    I haven’t used a guava paste before, but this indeed looks enticing! I may need more than a slice, Jas! Thanks a lot for bringing this with you at Fiesta Friday party!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 17, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      You’ll definitely need more than a slice, lol. Thank you, Jhuls!

  6. Reply
    delianutshell
    August 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    I don’t know why I clicked on this post! I knew I would want to make this delicious looking pie and I’m trying so hard to cut back on sugar. Plus, where in the world do I find guavas this time of year.Maybe the mexican store? Hmm, anyways my moiuth is seriously watering! Delia @ http://www.delia-in-a-nutshell.com

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 17, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      Awe, thanks for the giggle! Yes, Mexican stores would have it as well as Amazon, where I got mine (link in the post). I hear you and your sugar concerns. I try to substitute with better options every time I can. Not sure how much sugar is in the cookies, paste, and caramel, but the recipe doesn’t require any if that helps. LOL

  7. Reply
    helenfern
    August 19, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    It looks beautiful and sounds like such a treat! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 21, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you, Helen! 🙂

  8. Reply
    Miz Helen
    August 19, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    What a pie! Your Guava and Salted Caramel Pie looks fabulous! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 21, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      Much appreciated! X

  9. Reply
    Kat (The Baking Explorer)
    August 20, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Such a pretty tart and I’m intrigued by the flavour combination!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 21, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you, Kat! Hope you give it a try 😀

  10. Reply
    goatsandgreens
    August 20, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    This takes time and serious love to make. Thanks for bringing this dessert to Fiesta Friday!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 21, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      It doesn’t take that much time to make it at all! Super quick and easy. 😀

  11. Reply
    swood97
    August 22, 2018 at 11:37 am

    The jury is still out on the guava for me but I am willing to try it. I’m like you a huge fan of salted caramel anything! Sounds delicious to me! #merrymonday

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 22, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      Guava paste has a pretty mild flavor for a tropical fruit. Hope you give it a try 🙂

  12. Reply
    Marissa Zheng | Squirrels of a Feather
    August 24, 2018 at 8:10 am

    This sounds like the most amazing unique combination I have ever heard of! Pinning to my dessert board, thanks for sharing at The Cottage Market 😉

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 24, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Awe, thanks, Marissa! It works well together 🙂

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