Try this silky-smooth fruit spread on crusty bread, then top it with thin shavings of Manchego cheese.
4 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 pounds quince, cored, peeled, and quartered
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
How to Make It
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.