Fruit Concentrate

When fruit is in abundance, make this fruit concentrate. I used guavas as I had a box of them to use up and did not want any to go to waste.

Guavas to make my Fruit Concentrate

I have the most organized desk you can possibly imagine. Everything has its place and there are trays and folders for each and every piece of paper. So, when I cannot find something I get into a mild state. Today I lost our card to use at the garage to get air miles when we put petrol into the company vehicle. I eventually found it in the top drawer of my desk. I must have swept it into there while tidying up something else. But what I cannot find are my notes on how I made the fruit concentrate. I am typing this recipe from memory and hopefully I will find the scrap piece of paper I used to confirm that what I think I did, I actually did. And that is really a lesson learnt, I should stop writing recipes on pieces of paper. But this tends to happen as I am so far behind in my writing. As I sit here, I have 6 recipe books on my desk and 2 notebooks, and several pieces of paper with my handwriting on them. I used guavas in my fruit concentrate as I was gifted a box from Teresa, and I did not want them to go to waste. Make use of any fruit you have to hand and keep some in the freezer to use at a later stage.

Guava Juice to make my Fruit Concentrate
Guava Juice
Print Recipe
4.50 from 2 votes

Fruit Concentrate

Use the concentrate to jazz up any dessert with an extra zing of flavour.
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch concentrate
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 l fruit juice
  • Sugar or fructose to taste


  • Place the fruit juice into a sauce pan that has graduated markings
  • Place onto the stove on a medium temperature
  • Allow to reduce by half
  • Add sugar or fructose to taste if necessary
  • Reduce by half again
  • Adjust the sweetness
  • Set aside to cool before storing in the fridge or freezer


If you do not have a pan with graduations, use the shaft of a wooden spoon to measure the height in the pan of the liquid. Use this to work out when it has reduced by half and half again.

Click on the links for conversions and notes.

A Slice Of New York Cheesecake using Fruit Concentrate
A Slice Of New York Cheesecake

What I blogged August 31:

Lavender and Lime Signature

Top of Page

31 thoughts on “Fruit Concentrate

  1. 5 stars
    You sound so amazingly organized. 🙂 I am working on getting organized. My desk used to be like yours, but at the moment it’s utterly snowed under with paperwork and all sorts of stuff. 🙂

  2. Well I am jealous of your organized desk…but I am also always losing recipe instructions. Sigh. This sounds very tasty, though!

  3. I think making your own fruit concentrate is an excellent idea! And one that I have not considered before =) Now about your desk ~ good for you! Oh my, you would faint if you saw mine, it is quite in terrible condition. I find I clean it once a month, purge everything, can find nothing and by next month it is quite in a state of disaster once again. Oh well =)

  4. I have pieces of paper wherever I happen to be with the computer. I keep then in order on the desk in the den or by the desk top or by my recliner in the sun room. Now I have them here with me in the hospital.
    In a neat order …just in different places.
    This dessert looks wonderful.
    Tandy, have a good rest of the week.
    Love Sarah

  5. I just love recipes of things we would normally buy, this is so wonderful! And wow on picking guava. Very hard to find here but I did recently, I have to find again!

  6. 4 stars
    Fun recipe! It’s always fine if you write recipes on paper ’cause memory fails too but great job on this one, I’m sure it’s as good as that you had written. 😀 – Regine

I would ♥ to hear from you (comments will be visible when I reply)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.