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Quince Paste Served

Quince paste (dulce de membrillo)

A delicious sweet accompaniment to add to your cheese board, enjoy with nuts or nibble on alone.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Preserved Food
Keyword: Cheese board, Condiment
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Setting time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 16 squares
Calories: 151kcal

Equipment

  • Large heavy-based saucepan
  • 20x20cm (~8 inch) Square dish
  • Blender
  • Baking paper

Ingredients

  • 1.3 kg Quince
  • 550 ml honey (roughly 1 jar and ¼ cup)

Instructions

  • Peel, core and chop quince into 3cm chunks (about 1 inch). Place the pieces into a large heavy-based saucepan full of water as you chop.
  • Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer over low-medium heat. Leave to cook for 1.5 to 2 hours or until soft when pierced with a knife.
  • Strain off the water then transfer the cooked quince to a blender. Add in the honey and blend until a smooth paste forms. In a Thermomix, this was speed 6 for 10 seconds.
  • Pour the puree back into your heavy-based saucepan and put it back on the stove over a low-medium heat.
  • Simmer for another 1.5 to 2 hours stirring frequently (see step four above that outlines the difference in cooking time. Briefly 1.5 hours will yield a soft, spreadable quince paste. 2 hours yields one that can be cut into).
  • Line a 20 x 20cm (~8×8 inch) square dish with baking paper, pour in the cooked quince and leave to set in the fridge overnight. If you cooked the puree for 2 hours - you should be able to cut through it.
  • Quince paste will last for months in the fridge. I actually make the firmer batch to last us for a full year! Cut into the shape and size you'd like to serve on a cheese board before putting it into a container to store in the fridge. It also keeps best if you place a piece of baking paper between each square/thick slice so they don't stick.

Notes

If you have issues with your quince paste setting, see the troubleshooting section above.

Nutrition

Serving: 20g | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg