Fruity, a little lemony, fresh and simply delicious – that’s what quinces taste like. The hard fruits become wonderfully soft when processed into a delicious quince sauce and can be served with bread, pancakes or potato pancakes.
Have you ever tried quinces heartily? Simply delicious, we can tell you. For example, try our quince and pumpkin pies or explore our recipe for braised duck breast with quince ! But now it’s going to be sweet:
Recipe for quince puree
- 500 g quinces
- 225 ml orange juice
- 1 organic lemon
- 100 g of sugar
- First, squeeze the lemon. Then peel the quinces, quarter them and remove the core.
- Make sure that any hard spots under the shell or on the core housing are also removed.
- Cut the quinces into bite-sized pieces and drizzle them directly with the fresh lemon juice. This is how the fruits keep their color.
- Then put the sugar in a medium saucepan and melt it over medium heat. As soon as it is liquid, the orange juice and cinnamon are mixed in thoroughly.
- The quince pieces should cook in the mixture for about 40 minutes until they are soft. Then they can be processed with a potato masher until the desired consistency is achieved.
- You can either enjoy the pulp straight away or store it in preserving jars. To do this, fill it into boiled screw jars or mason jars while still hot, close them tightly and turn them upside down to cool.
By the way: quinces should not be consumed raw as they are extremely bitter. They are also too hard in consistency. Instead, we process them prefer to jam, compote , liqueur or delicious quince juice .