1 kg of quince fruit
700 gm powdered white sugar
2 organic lemons
Originated in the kitchens of Orléans during the 14th century, Cotignac d’Orléans is a jelled fruit candy. Since then it has been a delicacy of the region and was mush favoured by François Ier also known as Francis I of France.
It is made by reducing quince and sugar into a marmalade to a jelly and curing it in open air to make candy. With crystallized sugar pressed on top, this chewy candy is loved by kids and adults alike. If you would like to enjoy the flavours of Orléans, France, then try this easy recipe at home.
The skin and flesh of the quince is packed full of beneficial nutrients vitamin C, copper, iron, zinc, potassium and dietary fibre. These nutrients help the body prevent diseases of the digestive system and heart. Additionally quince is rich with compound like catechin, epicatechin, lominen and other phytonutrients that benefit health.
But since the candy has high sugar content, consume it sparingly.
How to Make Cotignac d’Orléans
While today Orléans, France is known for quince, it actually originated in the regions near Iran and Caucasus.