- 2 to 3 quinces
- 1/2 lemon (juice)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
Quince grow in the same way as apples and pears on deciduous trees. They are not native to the United States, but they are grown in California. And they are not that easy to find; farmer’s markets and boutique grocery stores are your best bet.
Unlike apples and pears, quince do not look appealing and with gray fuzz. That doesn’t entice you to eat a quince. And they do not taste good raw and could be difficult to eat.
But the pleasure of quince is in the cooking of the fruit. They release a delicious scent as they turn from light yellow to pink. Mixed with sugar and water or wine, quince transforms into a delicate treat. Besides making quince paste, you can pour the mixture over ice cream or yogurt or make it into a pie as well.
Quince is a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants as well. This fruit aids in quick weight loss as well.
How to make Quince Paste
Quince is small tree that can reach 16 to 26 feet in height. Quince develops simple, ovate leaves with smooth margins. They are pale green colored due to dense layer of white hairs on the surface.