Quince Paste

    1 hour 30 minutes

    Quince Paste also known as 'Dulce de membrillo' in Spanish is a delicacy eaten with a slice of cheese but I eat it with crackers and fresh fruit.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 kg quinces
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • sugar, as required, see method

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Peel and core the quinces. Roughly cut the fruit flesh and place into a heavy bottomed saucepan with the water. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
    2. At the end of the cooking time you should have a thick pulp remaining. Puree in a blender or strain through a sieve so that it has a finer consistency.
    3. Weigh the puree and add 250g sugar for every 500g puree. Add both to the saucepan and simmer for 45 minutes uncovered.
    4. Pour the mixture into a square baking tin about 2.5cm deep and allow to cool.
    5. When it's completely cool cut into rectangles. Wrap in baking paper and store in a container.

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    Thanks KevinW! The recipe has been fixed.  -  22 May 2013


     -  04 Sep 2012


    The recipe listed should be read in the following order. 3,1,4,5,2. The resulting firm jell on water biscuit and topped with cheese, tasty or blue - absolutely fantastic.  -  21 May 2013