In Spain, slices of this sweet, fragrant paste, called membrillo, are served atop wedges of rich Manchego cheese as an hors d’oeuvre. Try it with goat cheese as well—or just put it out for breakfast in place of jam.
Make Ahead Tips
The quince paste will keep for up to 1 month.
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Thank you! The recipe is one of my favorite. It makes for a wonderful gift. Goes great with salty and strong cheeses.
I've made this just about every year since it was first printed. It always takes me much longer to dry it to a cutable paste -- the earlier comment about quince varieties might explain it. It seems better after it ages a bit -- it firms up, and gets darker. I always keep it in the freezer because a batch lasts about a year. Hint: this makes a great little gift, with a wedge of manchego; people love it and it's such a luxury for them.
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