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Three slices of Glazed Pineapple Guava Bread on an Italian ceramic, gold-rimmed plate, surrounded by fresh green guavas.

Glazed Pineapple Guava Bread

This sweet, subtly tropical-flavored bread is a lovely for breakfast with coffee, or after dinner for dessert. And any time in-between, of course!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword desserts for breakfast, fresh fruit desserts, cake for breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 438 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein


  • ½ cup plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 pounds fresh Pineapple guavas (2 cups flesh = 1/2 cup juice)
  • 1 (8.25-ounce) can crushed pineapple in syrup, drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • approximately 1¼ cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F, and use 1 teaspoon of the melted butter to grease a bread pan that’s approximately 8½ x 4 ½ x 2¾ inches. Set aside.

  2. Cut the guavas in half, and use a small spoon to scoop out the flesh -- you need 2 cups of it. Add it to a blender and blend until you have a smooth purée, about 10 seconds on high.

  3. Over a bowl or measuring glass, add the puréed guava flesh to a fine mesh strainer and use the back of a large spoon or rubber spatula to stir and gently press the flesh and seeds against the strainer, so the juice can easily pass through without the seeds. Do this until next no more juice strains out. You need ¾ cup.

  4. Remove ¼ cup of the juice and add it to small saucepan. Set aside. Pour the remaining juice into a large mixing bowl.

  5. Add the pineapple to the guava juice in the mixing bowl, along with the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir until you have as smooth a mixture as possible.

  6. In a second mixing bowl, evenly combine the flour, baking powder, salt and allspice.

  7. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry, fold in the remaining ½ cup of the melted butter, and pour the batter in the prepared pan.

  8. Place the pan in the preheated 350° F oven and bake until it’s completely solid and doesn't move when jiggled, about 50 minutes. It should be golden brown and cracking on top. Let it cool for at least 30 minutes.

  9. While the bread is baking, gradually sift the powdered sugar into the saucepan with the guava juice, whisking as you go. Add enough of the sugar so that it’s thicker, but pourable. Liquid can absorb a lot of powdered sugar! Place the pan over low heat and continue to whisk until there are no lumps.

  10. Once the bread has cooled to room temperature, drizzle it with the glaze. (You will likely have more than enough.)

  11. Slice and serve.