We were recently gifted some glorious home-grown quinces! Such a beautiful colour, we didn't want to see them go to waste, so we looked up an easy and simple Autumn Quince Paste recipe to serve alongside our next cheese platter at home...
Autumn Quince Paste
4 quinces, peeled, cored, coarsely chopped
125ml (1/2 cup) water
700g white sugar
Brie, cheddar and blue cheese, at room temperature, and wafer crackers to serve
Combine the quince and water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until tender.
Place the quince mixture in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
Combine quince and sugar in a large saucepan. Simmer over low heat and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to very low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 1/2 hours or until mixture is ruby red, thick and leaves the side of pan. Set aside for 15 minutes to cool.
Meanwhile, line the bases and sides of six ramekins with plastic wrap. Pour quince mixture evenly among ramekins and smooth surfaces. Cover and set aside for 6 hours or until set.
Turn one ramekin onto a serving platter. (Store remaining paste in fridge until required). Serve with cheese and wafers. Enjoy!
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