Tropical Splendour

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Appears in
Sweet Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1985

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The tropical element in this recipe is the guavas. They are one of my favourite tropical fruits and have the advantage of canning well. Here, guava halves stuffed and piled up with meringue swim in a tangy guava juice custard. This is a useful recipe because it is simple to prepare, visually effective and relatively inexpensive.


  • 2 x 235 g can of guava halves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • the yolks of


Drain the juice from the guavas through a sieve into a bowl. Using a teaspoon (5 ml spoon) spoon the pips and any flesh which is attached out of each guava half into the sieve and put the guavas on one s