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Guava Dessert – just like mom made it!

Posted on February 4, 2015 by in desserts, rsg

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Guava Dessert

Guava Dessert or better known to us as (Bazaar) Pudding!

Guava Dessert, just like my mom and ouma made it. Light fluffy, sweet  and so, so fragrant from the delicious guavas! Bazaar (market) pudding is one of my childhood memories. It was always the fist stall I visit at the church markets ( just before I hit the pancake stalls). Nothing is more enticing to me than a bowl of mixed sponge puddings, topped with ladles of luscious custard! The guava dessert was always in the conglomerate of puddings.

Guava Dessert

I included this dessert in my book Easy Cooking from Nina’s Kitchen (Afr. Maklike Maaltye uit Nina se Kombuis), but I wanted to chef-up the recipe a little. It ended up being Floating Islands in a guava custard with Hazelnut Praline. Needless to say, it was too delicious and my mom was not impressed. So to redeem myself and bring homage to this delicious guava dessert, I made it just the way it was meant to be…….. bazaar Pudding!

Guava Dessert

Guava Dessert

serves 12


2 x 410 g canned guavas – drained

1 x 385g condensed milk

1 liter milk

125ml custard powder

2 x 80g strawberry jelly

400 ml boiling water

4 egg whites


Pour milk and condensed milk in a pot. Stir and slowly bring to the boil. Mix the custard powder with a little milk and when the milk in the pot is at boiling point, stir in the custard and keep stirring until the custard has thickened. Cool the custard. Mix the jelly with the boiling water and also cool slightly, but do not allow to set.  Pour the guavas into a bowl and use a fork to mash the guavas. Stir the mashed guavas into the custard. Add the jelly and mix well. Pour the egg whites into a clean mixing bowl and whip until it forms stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites into the custard mixture and pour into a dessert bowl or glasses to serve.

Guava Dessert

Tomorrow  morning  at 9 o’clock, I will be talking to Skye Grove. My Instagram and Facebook idol! 

We will be talking about her passion for photography, Instagram and all things beautiful! I am sharing this dessert with her, because it comes from my Mom’s kitchen! I will also in weeks to come take you into the kitchens of other bloggers, chefs and interesting South Africans this year. So buckle up, it is going to be an awesome ride. Tune in 100-104FM or listen online here!

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12 Responses to “Guava Dessert – just like mom made it!”

  1. A3Bosch 6 February 2015 at 12:18 am #

    Klink lekker nou nog slaaptyd. 12:16.

  2. A3Bosch 6 February 2015 at 12:20 am #

    I will try it

  3. A3Bosch 6 February 2015 at 12:22 am #


  4. Rennie Cooper 9 February 2015 at 10:18 am #

    Dit lyk ongelooflik Nina, gaan dit volgende naweek maak met my verjaarsdag.

  5. Kristal 13 February 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    Hi Nina, can the recipe (Guava Dessert – just like mom made it!) be halved as it only my husband an I (empty nest) but he loves the old school stuff…kind regards

    • nerinatimm 13 February 2015 at 12:45 pm #

      Yes, absolutely! My advice is to rather use too much custard powder than too little!

  6. Pearlie 8 August 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    Is it okay if after mixing it all I put in the fridge overnight to set ?

    • nerinatimm 12 August 2015 at 6:15 pm #


  7. genelia 9 October 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    Can fresh guavas be used?

    • nerinatimm 12 October 2015 at 8:41 am #

      Thank you for your visit! I will not recommend fresh guavas, if you have fresh guavas, poach them first in a little sugar syrup.

  8. Barbara 20 April 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    Oh my goodness, I’ve been looking for this recipe for YEARS!!! I grew up in SA and this was one of my favourite puddings but I lost the recipe book it was in – thank you so much!

    • nerinatimm 25 April 2016 at 8:36 am #

      Barbara, this is so amazing, it is my son’s absolute favorite dessert!

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