hi, having just found your quince recipe & read the comments, i am wondering if the ‘very small’ quince you describe are from one of the ‘chaenomeles’ side of the ‘family’ which are usually grown (and known) as ‘the flowering quince’ in this country, and usually produce small fruit, rather than the ‘cydonia oblonga’ which is the one that grows to small tree size & has the very big fruit. ( Log Out /  After 30-45 minutes the paste should be thickening. I was introduced to it by ECG who grew up eating it in Argentina and Brazil; we found it expensive to buy here, so I figured out how to make it last year and haven’t looked back. Are you in the UK? © 2007 A WEE BIT OF COOKING. Thanks for the instructions! Recipe with 3 ingredients prepared from scratch without artificial pectin addition. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. A friend of mine made a sort of chutney out of one, but I did not get to taste it. Don’t quinces smell delicious as they ripen? Jose – Think I’ve figured out why I need more water than you. 4. It is hugely popular in Argentina and Uruguay, people eat it for dessert all the time. And the best bit? The flavor of the spices i used though were enjoyable. Store by wrapping in paper and plastic wrap. Holler – In all seriousness, it’d survive the post if you’d like some! This, I later discovered, was partly because the fruit wasn’t fully ripe yet (the skin should have been more yellow than green) but mostly because quinces don’t taste nice raw. Place the quince pieces into a large pan and add enough water to cover. Shaun – Had I known quince would fragrance a room, I’d have kept one. How I love thee! :o). Wendy – I LOVE mebrillo and am jealous that you have a quince tree. Once the mixture has reached the correct consistency line the bottom of your ramekins with greaseproof paper and then grease the sides. Now I’m wanting to make my own. Refrigerate overnight. Susan – I’m impressed they sell them in your markets. Will email you. I can’t stand in a kitchen stirring a pot of molten sugar and fruit for 3 1/2 hours though so have decided to try the slow cooker approach. Yum, yum. In addition i took some suggestions from other food blogs. The recipe called for no added commercial pectin, I followed the recipe to a "t" and it hasn't set yet. Membrillo, a Spanish quince paste, is one of my go-to mates for cheese. Insects can affect bud development and, hence, fruit yield. This is why i suggest that the water amount be reduced or just used when softening the fruit for pureeing (puree only the fruit and discard the water). My neighbor’s tree is brimming with quince. Didn’t think it’d ever change colour…. Luckily I can purchase this from our local Provisions of Central Otago. . If I see one more quince recipe, I will scream with delight and frustration! I haven’t had any luck finding any contact for you but I’d like to feature your blog on Culinate.com. My quince paste never really set and got firm… but the exterior did after letting it room dry for a while with the center remaining soft like a jam. In the end, mine came out light in color- i sure hope it isn’t too soft like a jelly. People here in Provence spend years learning how to get it right! Pass the liquid through the fine mesh strainer again, lined … And now I can see why every household in 1790 had two quince trees, and also why so few do now – the need to set jellies by mixing in quince derived pectin is not a household priority. This year she made it into jams instead , Cooking Ninja – May try jam next year! I just tried your recipe for the quince paste. Line a baking dish with baking paper. ( Log Out /  I have an Aromatnaya quince from Raintree. The Talk forum is closed - check out our Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter accounts instead. They cannot be eaten raw even if fully ripe. 6 regular (medium- like a big red apple) quince (i bought them ripe, so ripe that you could eat it raw)- halved, cored, then quartered and diced. Wendy – in the 1st house I bought 10 years ago I had a little bush in the front garden with loads of fruit on. I, like you , have always been a bit confused by quinces. Your quince looks wonderful; if I can find any in the markets this week, I shall be making some too (since having some paste on hand is partially an excuse to bring more cheese into the house). Cooked and let the fruit steam for 5 min. Annemarie – I’ve never seen quinces on sale before. 5.You can store quince paste in plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. The perfect margarita is all about fresh, crisp flavors, barely tempered by sweet triple sec. Bravo on your first successful attempt at membrillo, Wendy! Is similar that I make, very good recipe. Having only made quince paste once or twice before with varying results, with this many quince at my disposal it seemed necessary to try once again. I was going to post a membrillo recipe next week. Gently heat the paste over a low heat stirring frequently. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS Elizabeth – I haven’t but I certainly will this year. This is a vegan plant-based DIY French fall time preserve recipe. If not, I think you may be using a different type of quince. Haven’t tried it yet though! , Truffle – Thank you! Rosa – Hmmmm, am now thinking I should go buy some membrillo and compare it with my own. Will most definitely keep it in mind for next year. Quince paste for Christmas. Laura- I was concerned about that too… quite frankly i was tired of getting splattered with napalm, so i gave up after about 1 hour and 30min. Remove bay leaf (if using) and pour quince paste into very lightly oiled moulds to a depth not exceeding 1.5 cm. Deb – What can the flavour be compared to? As it is, they all ended up in the membrillo. Full stop. Cooked it’s like a bitter pear. Once the paste has become thick enough to stand a spoon in and is a deep orange colour, remove the pan from the heat. You beat me to it. Let me tell you, yours looks 10 times better. AAAGHH!!! (24 hrs in jar). Still being surprised! Sound great. I haven’t tested my new changes, but will once i get some more membrillos. I’m glad you did share it though, for membrillo is a wonderful treat and more people need to know about it. Congratulations Wendy, this is not an easy thing to make! Early in the year I planted a small quince bush in my front garden. Something I’ve always wanted to make but never been gutsy enough to attempt so I’m doubly impressed Wendy! I don’t mind being alone, but it gets mentally exhausting because I’m all up in my head with myself from before sunrise to well after sundown assessing weather, light, topography, and of course the aspens. And so yesterday, I decided to make some. Added pureed quince and equal weight of sugar (i found that 3lbs+ of sugar was quite a lot, so next time i will only do about 1/2-3/4 cup of sugar per lb of fruit) to pot and set to medium until it simmered and reduced heat to 3 setting (next time will keep at medium and stir constantly until desired thickness and color is achieved. I also put a little in two glass ramekin dishes to see how they turn out. Thanks so much. In the morning it has cooled and set to a consistency that I am familiar with from eating other versions of quince paste, so I don’t worry about the oven part. Quince Jelly Recipe - The BEST homemade quince jelly. I have been eating quince every year in raw form. Laura – I’ve no idea why yours didn’t turn red. Christina – Will be interested to see if you use the same method. Store in foil in an air tight container for up to a year. I’ll be making it again this year too. Over here it’s a choice of grow them or don’t have them! , loved my first try at membrillo – leftover from the beautiful juice I used for jelly. Ignorant at the time to free fodder, I thought it was just a decorational bush. A friend from Mexico says his mother used to prepare quince with red chili powder, lemon juice, salt and a little garlic … has anyone ever tried something like this? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Thanks Wendy. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Add the vanilla pod and bring to the boil. Your membrillo looks perfect. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. . Quince do not quickly rot, but interestingly when they do only a brown spot appears. AUTHOR. The jelly is pale pink in color and tart yet sweet in taste, and is often eaten on toast or used in fruit tarts. What quinces were exactly, I wasn’t sure. I will certainly be trying your recipe which I have revisited! What is the flavor compared to? Wendy, I am so amazed of all the goodies that your garden has given you this year! Jose – Thanks for the info. . As long ago as 1922, the great New York pomologist U. P. Hedrick rued that “the quince… Kim – Quince relish, you say? I started with about five pounds of quince, and ended up with just over two quarts of finished paste. It is delicious. And what one did with them, I had no clue. I had the same problem with my quince paste- cooked, then had it in a slow oven for about 10 hours, then in the fridge- still soft like jam, ended up scooping up the paste and putting it in those little takeaway sauce containers sometimes used for chilli sauce from the chinese takeaway- I have 100ml containers and the taste of the paste is fantastic. I am eating quince paste right now. Still waiting here for these lovely fruit to turn up in my markets. (24 hrs in jar). My roommate used to buy it at the supermarket and keep it and a salty white cheese they eat a lot down there in the fridge for snacking on. Beautiful membrillo! Once the quince paste is ready and set, you can dice it and wrap each cube in wax paper: place these old time candies in a big jar or in a paper bag for a timeless Christmas gift.. That cheese shop sounds wonderful! Sigh sigh sigh. You should be able to grow the Cydonia in Scotland, as it is fairly cold hardy. Let the paste cool in the baking dish. 4..Grease the 9-inch baking dish. I had no idea that the combination of the two on crackers would be so utterly delicious! I absolutely hate to waste this because it looks and smells so wonderful! Till then I’ve added a note in the recipe to heed your comment. . The irony... anon357102 December 1, 2013 . They’re little beauties those quinces, aren’t they? Our UK membrillo are very small and very hard and very bitter. Edam and strawberry jam – yum. Now I wonder the safe way to preserve it for winter. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest recipes and tips. Tip mixture into a shallow, lined baking tray or ovenproof dish. I’ve just made some quince paste (for the second time) and have set it in a non-stick flan tin, lined with Glad Bake paper. In fact, it is my favourite, and I look forward to late Autumn/beginning Winter because of it. I didn’t grease the paper beforehand so am hoping it comes away from the paste when it’s dried. Insect Infestation. It’s worked beautifully, although I think I overdid the lemon juice a trifle. Quince paste ” pâte de coing” is quite a frequent sweet to make at home in this part of France. In addition i added maybe 1/4 cup of chopped pecans. Wendy- thank you for your kind reply and taking my suggestion into consideration in your lovely food blog. I’ve just made my first batch of Membrillo. Alternatively, quarter them (do not peel), Get every recipe from … i think this might account for all the differences people are experiencing with the cooking & final results of the recipe. This yr it was covered with blooms. Thank you! Keep a closer eye on the paste at this point, stirring continually. Cut into squares. Reply. Perhaps it doesn’t taste like it should!!! Got the consistency but it never turned red. As an enormous fan of all cheese and jam combinations (cheddar and bramble jelly on toast being my favourite), I was hugely excited about this recipe. Membrillo is actually the Spanish name for quince, dulce de membrillo is the paste. I make a killer Quince Relish (also beautiful with a cheese platter) and when you bake them? Did you blog about it? Gloria – Good luck with your quince bush! This is its 4th yr. in the ground. so nice your pictures. Margaret – It was 2kg before coring. My quince fruit has a bright orange fuzz on it. It was a hit of the evening. Stir-fried rice noodles with shrimp, pork, and vegetables. Hope that helps. I think maybe you needed to cook the quince puree/paste for a bit longer…mine took over 1 – 1.5 hours to turn a darker orange/brown colour…and that is when the pectin will be released to set it. Do i just have some beautiful quince syrup now or what? It won’t matter either way though as the pureed liquid is weighed before the sugar is added. It was taking quite some time to reach a simmer, so i cranked it up to medium until it reached a boil then reduced it to #3 setting. Put them whole and unpeeled into a preheated moderate oven (180°C) and cook for about 3 hours or until tender. When, later the same day, a friend kindly gave me a big bag full of ripe quinces I knew not to waste my time nibbling on them raw. https://alongthegrapevine.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/japanese-quince-paste I’ve never tasted it before so can’t really gauge how good it is in comparison to others. I have a Chenomeles (previous post) in my garden but it’s rather neglected after years of being grown over by other bushes. People say you have to cook it, but it is up to the person eating it. Great post! The paste should have set and be ready to eat. Your paste is now ready! Quince paste is a labour of love requiring a lot of patience but once you try a home made quince paste, you may not ever want to buy it again. did you know it can actually last for years in the fridge, mine is 2 years old and getting even better with age but I did make 10kg, makes great gifts! Can i reheat and add some commercial pectin? To a medium pot, add the quince wedges and lemon peel, then cover with enough water to just about cover the quince wedges. It turns out of the dish beautifully and I trim the edges and cut it up into pieces that I think are good for a cheese platter. Quince Paste Substitute Fig jam. The sweetness was quite overwhelming for my palette. Patricia – You’re not missing anything with uncooked quince! There is nothing like having quince sit around in a bowl in the house, too, for it perfumes a room with its tropical fragrance. Betty C – I know you can casserole them too. Brianna – Can well believe it. Every day since, the vision has been taunting me with the prospect of homemade membrillo. I cooked them in 1.5 cups of water (next time i will try 1/4 cup) with the lemon juice and i decided to include the cinnamon stick here. Laraine – Aahhhh… Suspect you may have just solved the mystery. https://www.annabel-langbein.com/recipes/quince-conserve--paste/275 I loved how you decided to integrate the skin component of the fruit. anon340772 July 5, 2013 . I didn’t know what they were till this year. Let cool fruit, then pureed in food processor until fine (i included all the water, but next time i will exclude the water from the puree mixture). OH QUINCES! my quince is not turning that characteristic “orange” color. Thanks for the tip though! It has bloomed every yr. since I set it out. Imagine that would be lovely. Cheers! Is the quince 2 kg after coring so that more than 2kg are needed? 5. Pour the paste into the dish and smooth the top. I bought a jar of Spanish Quince Paste last year and have been unable to buy it locally since then. Still after about an hour my paste was still light in color. Wendy I come to see your membrillo’s recipe!!! ps. These are the crispiest, most flavorful roast potatoes you'll ever make. I found that the water amount was too excessive- maybe just half a cup and let the fruit simmer/steam. I love cheese and jam too (cheddar and bramble, mmm). ( Log Out /  Great job. Spread the quince paste in the baking dish and smoothen it with the back of the spoon. Thanks Gloria. But then I’ve never lived in London with it’s incredible markets! Membrillo is so wonderful to have on hand, and I’m so impressed that your quince fruited its first year! I have done lots of canning and preserving but this has me sad. My 1 cup jars take about 3 hours to dry in an oven set to 200 degrees F. Membrillo in Spanish, quince paste is typically served with Manchego cheese. I didn’t make membrillo this year as my quince bush was very unproductive. I have never had a quince before. The trick to this quince paste is leaving the skin on to make the most of the pectin. I have done lots of canning and preserving but this has me sad. Mine set on the top but is quite soft underneath so I’m not sure whether to transfer the squares to a plastic ‘Tupperware’ type container or scoop it all up into a Kilner jar? I realised years later what I had been missing out on. The paste will keep in the fridge for up to a year. Do I need to cook some more. Darn it! I would say that the quince was more jam than paste, but so superb. Going through old entries of yours and found this. Quince paste and other fruit pastes and cheeses go back hundreds of years as way of preserving fruit without refrigeration. ( Log Out /  Just found this site after Googling, ‘Membrillo’. I found quince paste on my wall over 5 metres away from the splatter!). So this is what quince looks like! Amanda – Thank you! Spread some over your breakfast toast, use it in pastries or over meat. My MIL make this almost every year She coat the fruit paste with sugar and it’s super delicious. I am with you on the cheese and jam concept! Spoon out the mixture into the ramekins and leave to set. Is there enough sugar and/or acidity that it is safe to home can as one would jelly or jam? I remember our huge quince tree in the orchard from childhood days and actually hated the jelly my mother made year after year. How do you store your quince paste and what container do you store it in? At the last 20 minutes of cooking i added these spices: 1/4-1/2 tsp of Ground Mexican Cinnamon, Ginger, allspice, chile de arbol, cumin and corriander (all fine except for the chile, that grind coarse). But hurry, I think the season ends soon! Will keep this info in mind next year and try less water. I’m afraid it will burn. Set the fruit pulp aside.You can run it through a food mill if you'd like and make quince paste, quince butter, or serve it on toast. In 1841, Ann Strickland wrote in ‘Lives of the Queens of England’ about Lady Lisle in the court of King Henry VIII offering a ‘gift consisted of quince-marmalade and damson-cheese… and proved to be acceptable to the royal epicure, that he craved for more’ . did i do something wrong? I really like it with a hard, nutty cheese like a well-aged parmesan or sheep’s milk cheese. In a rush to purchase a gourmet treat for a friend’s 60th evening celebration two days ago I chose Quincessential and a beautiful Brie cheese upon the recommendation of the delicatessen’s owner. There’s this really good cheese store in my hometown in CA that serves quince paste with a variety of cheeses and toast for breakfast. The quince fruit has been prized since ancient times and up until around the early 19th century was still found in the garden of many homes. I have seen these in the supermarket, but wasn’t sure of them! It looks like it really goes with the brie, mmmmmmm. The homemade stuff tastes so much better than anything you can buy in a supermarket (even in Portugal!). Loads of free quince! Instead, after a little research, I decided to make quince paste. Method. The flowering bush (chenomeles) does fruit, but is not nearly as tasty. First time to try to make quince jelly. How much did you say you had left? Cheese and jam in any guise is one of my favorite combinations too. Quince paste recipe by Margaret Fulton - Rub quinces with a cloth to remove the down. Not sure what variety until I go along to get some. It does taste amazing with salty cheeses though. Thanks Barbara, Barbara – From what I’ve read, membrillo will keep as long as jam if stored in an airtight container. I spotted this bountiful sight of a quince-laden tree outside my sister’s window last week. When my young shrub unexpectedly produced one little piece of fruit I picked it excitedly and cut it open. As its name suggests, quince jelly is a type of preserve made from quinces, a pear-like fruit native to the Middle East. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Helen – Do let me know how it works out. Pour in enough water to cover the quinces and boil, half-covered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until the … Good on you for deciding to grow one because there don’t seem to be as many around as there used to be, and it is such a delicious fruit when cooked. All the best from Lancashire, England. Use a handblender to puree the fruit and water. Keep in a warm place (airing cupboard or 50oC oven) for 12 hours. Simmer with the lid on for 45 minutes. Believe it or not, I’d never seen a whole quince before! Spoon quince paste into sterilized jars, run a knife around the edges to remove any large air pockets, and process for 20 minutes. It has yet to set a single fruit. I’ve never really dealt with them but know they must be cooked. Smooth out the top of the paste with a spatula and place in an oven heated at 80 ° C. Bake for 1 hour or until the paste is set and firm to touch. NO PART OF THIS BLOG MAY BE REPRODUCED AND/OR COPIED BY ANY MEANS WITHOUT THE CONSENT FROM If you happen to live in the North West of England, Booths (supermarket) are selling Quince. It is a bush/hedge and has bright pink flowers in the spring – also gorgeous!! I hope to have a lot of membrillos from my tree!!!! I tried to make the paste. And it did not disappointed. The raw fruit is like an tiny unripe apple. Looks fabulous! , 2 kg quinces, skin left on, quartered and cored, 500ml water (Read Jose’s advice in the comments below.). Thanks. Bring the quinces, water and lemon juice to the boil then reduce heat. Alas. Thank you for the lovely photographs at the beginning of this post! Maryann – Thank you! I have made the quince pase but it has not set, any thing I can do to get it to set now, I cooked it for three hours but it did not turn that deep colour, it is more like soft jelly cheers Warren. . I’d love to grow my own, but haven’t the garden space for it. I also used a French variety of quince paste that is less grainy than others (and use the less ripe ones as they have more pectin in them). This looks so good, Wendy! I got a lot of splattering at this level of heat) let cook for about 1.5 hours maybe more since we did watch Horton Hears a Who throughout the whole cooking. Only had that brie in my fridge (not wise to have lots of cheese around me) but will buy some hard cheese soon! site on each, you will see what i mean. Strange how tastes change! I love membrillo, first had it in south American, but have never tried to make my own. I’m looking forward to giving pieces to friends. Another reason for a quince tree not fruiting is insects. I have never had quince, but have had quince paste – but never homemade! Fingers crossed. The pale flesh was very hard and tasted extremely bitter. I just add lemon, salt and chili powder. Serve on bits of bread with creamy goat’s cheese, or with an aged, nutty cheese like Manchego. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I believe that the Cydonia Oblonga (the tree) is the “Membrillo” that makes the wonderful paste, pie and other treats. It is still setting on my kitchen counter. Please drop me a line when you read this. The paste will be ready when it has thickened and turned a dark red colour. I’m assuming this type have more pectin in them and therefore need more water to get the right consistency. If your friends are gourmands and curious eaters, keep the quince paste … Loving the paste though. I’ve commandeered my mom’s plot quite a bit last summer and think she will draw the line somewhere. Wanting to make buy in a warm place ( airing cupboard or 50oC oven ) for 12 hours idea yours. Then reduce heat ready when it has thickened and turned a dark red.! Killer quince Relish ( also beautiful with a cheese platter ) and when you read this to follow blog. 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