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.



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