Simple Quince Paste

Simple Quince Paste


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About this recipe: This is a great way of making quince paste. Steamed quince puree is simmered with sugar, then allowed to set. Enjoy as a spread or alongside roasted meats or cheese.


Serves: 16 

  • 1.5kg ripe quinces
  • 800g caster sugar

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr50min 

  1. Peel the quinces and cut into chunks. Steam for about 20 minutes (or use a pressure cooker).
  2. Put them through a food mill over a large pot, combine 1kg of fruit pulp with 800g caster sugar. Cook in a saucepan over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Leave to cool and when very cold, pour over a baking tray lined with baking parchment and smooth. Once hardened and chilled, cut into bite size rectangles.


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