Quince Butter

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Try this silky-smooth fruit spread on crusty bread, then top it with thin shavings of Manchego cheese.
1 1/3 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)


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4 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 pounds quince, cored, peeled, and quartered
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


Bring water and sugar to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Add quince, and cook over medium-low heat 45 minutes or until very tender. Remove from heat. Remove quince from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving liquid. Place quince in a food processor; process until smooth.

Cook reserved cooking liquid over medium-high heat, without stirring, until candy thermometer registers 234°. Remove from heat; stir in pureed quince and juice. Cool; pour into an airtight container.

Note: Refrigerate in an airtight container up to two months.

Created date

September 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 92
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 24 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Calcium 4 mg