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Dennis’s Quince Paste (or Membrillo, to give it its other name)

Dennis’s Quince Paste (or Membrillo, to give it its other name) image

Ingredients:

  • 1.2kg quinces (after peeling and coring)
  • 3 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 tblspns lemon juice
  • 1 cup water

Method:

  • Wash and remove any fuzz from the quinces.
  • Peel and core and dice into 2cm pieces.
  • Place in pot with sugar, lemon juice and water and bring to a simmer, stirring to melt the sugar.
  • Continue to simmer (and stir) over medium heat for an hour or so, as the mixture progressively turns a beautiful red colour.
  • Do a cold plate test to see if it wrinkles when you push it with your finger.
  • Purée the mixture and pour it into a greased glass baking dish and smooth out the top.
  • Allow it to cool and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24-48 hours until firm.
  • Cut it into blocks and wrap individually in plastic wrap.