Quince Paste by Julie Goodwin

By Julie Goodwin,Monday, May 02, 2016

Quince Paste by Julie Goodwin

I love a bit of quince paste on a cheese platter. These hard, pear-like fruits are in season now. If you’ve never tried cooking with them before, this is a nice simple recipe to try.

4 quinces, cored and cut into 3cm pieces.(Skin on)

White sugar (equal to the quince)

Place the chopped quinces in a pot and just cover with water.  Simmer for 45 minutes or until soft. 

Using a hand-held stick mixer, puree the quince until completely smooth.  Measure the puree (it will be around 5 cups) and measure out an equal amount of white sugar. 

Place the puree and the sugar in the bowl of a slow cooker and set to the high setting. Cook for 6 hours. 

The quince will become a beautiful ruby colour and be quite stretchy and thick.

Pour into a square baking dish lined with cling wrap and set in the fridge overnight. 

Cut into squares and store in the fridge wrapped in cling wrap.



Comments on "Quince Paste by Julie Goodwin"

  • Margi Duggan

    Margi Duggan
    March 03, 2017
    4:17 PM

    This is amazing. Works a treat. I can't believe no one has commented. I made heaps of this last year and it is delicious and easy.

  • Yvonne Watts

    Yvonne Watts
    March 22, 2017
    1:51 PM

    I used this recipe last year for the first time, was a bit sceptical about the unusual process, but just delighted with the result and how easy it had been to do. I've just picked quinces from a friends tree and I'm looking forward to making a new batch Tommorow, the last lot did us for twelve months. Thankyou Jule for making this so easy and soooo good.

  • Emiel

    March 24, 2017
    5:42 PM

    I have used this recipe three times now, the second time was to confirm my beliefs and the third time to add flavour.
    I followed the recipe to the letter the first time and found I had a really nice jam. The second time I cooked the quinces without the lids on both the pan and the slow cooker and had much better results. The third time I added star anise and a cinnamon stick to the simmer process which imparted a really nice spiciness.

  • Carolyn Huckel

    Carolyn Huckel
    April 17, 2017
    7:29 PM

    have you ever put in the freezer to keep.

  • Pauline

    July 02, 2017
    7:32 PM

    Love this recipe. Second year I have made it and have a large supply of quince paste for my own use and as gifts for friends. Unanimous approval from all who have tasted it. Thanks Julie for this uncomplicated recipe.

  • jo

    June 26, 2018
    1:06 PM

    AMAZING, first ever attempt at quince paste, a huge hit for all my quince paste loving friends. Thanks Julie Goodwin

  • Deb

    August 12, 2018
    9:39 AM

    So.... followed all the directions.. the colour is amazing!
    Alas, it did not set overnight!!!!
    Any ideas to rectify this??

  • Pauline

    August 12, 2018
    10:35 AM

    Possible not enough sugar

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