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Quince Paste

By Chelsea Sugar
Quince Paste
1 serving
  • 4 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cooking time 1 hrs
  • Serves

    500g - 1kg ripe quinces,
    ½ cup water
    ½ cup of lemon juice 
    Chelsea White Sugar


    Polish the quinces, removing any fuzz from their skins. Using a large, heavy knife, since quinces have very firm flesh and cores, quarter or roughly chop unpeeled quinces on a wooden board.
    Boil them in a large, tightly-covered pot in the water and lemon juice, on moderate heat, for about ½ an hour, or until tender, then push them through a coarse sieve, or squish in your hands, about a cup at a time, discarding the hard cores, etc. Puree until very smooth in a food processor or with a wand.
    OR Microwave the halved or quartered quinces in a covered microwave bowl in ¼ cup each water and lemon juice, for about 15 minutes or until the flesh (but not the cores) are tender. Discard the cores and puree as above.
    Measure the volume of the puree and put it in a frypan with an equal volume of Chelsea White Sugar. (Do not over-fill the pan, but cook in two batches if necessary.) Wearing a heavy rubber glove to prevent burns from popping puree, stir the mixture regularly as it cooks on moderate heat, thickens and darkens in colour. This should take up to half an hour. Left unstirred, the mixture may darken too much, stick to the bottom, and burn.
    The mixture is ready when a little on a cold plate sets hard after standing in a cool place for several minutes. The colour varies. Sometimes it is darker than others - perhaps this has to do with the ripeness of the quinces.
    Leave to cool a little before spooning/pouring into hot wet sterilised jelly jars or into heat-resistant plastic containers with tight-fitting lids which have been lightly rubbed with non-stick spray.

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Average Rating
(4 reviews)

So easy to make and is delicious as well.
I doubled the recipe and that worked as well.

The recipe worked very well - I’m enjoying delicious firm paste with cheese. Thank you!

Easy to make and I used frozen lemon juice. Suggest you use wide mouthed jars to make it easier to fill with the thick mixture. Yummy.


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