Thursday, May 19, 2011

Quince Paste Update

Sunday night was spent tending over a pot of simmering quinces after reading about the wonders of Quince Paste over at Greening of Gavin and Gooseberry Jam.

After about four hours I can certainly say that I was happy with the final result.

We have been having it on crackers with a lovely tangy cheddar but I am sure by the weekend there will be some brie involved.

I used silicone cup cake cases and managed to fill all 12.

Super easy and definitely worth a go.

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  1. Yum, and it looks so professional too!

  2. Go you! This looks divine! I'm hoping reading and seeing all these lovely blogs rubs off on me. I did attempt quinces in the slow cooker but they were a bit of a failure.

  3. Duchess, it certainly is amazing stuff. I'm glad you told me about having a go in the slow cooker as I was going to try that next time. I think I'll stick to the stovetop. I think the trick is to go really slowly. Make sure you are on a very slow heat.

    Mary, this is only my first experience with quinces. To look at, they are a little like a pear. The ones that I used were really hard to cut and core. I don't know if that is usual. I think I was expecting the texture to be like hard pear or an apple. I am not even sure if you would eat them raw. All of the things I see are about cooking them. I found this little fact sheet for you.

  4. Dixiebelle, thanks. They taste pretty yummy. We have managed to eat about 3 of these in the last couple of evenings. Great late night DVD watching snacks.

  5. Ahhhh! My wine book has a recipe for them and the author is british. I think they might grow here though I've never seen or heard of them.


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