Quince cheese or quince jelly is a delicious sweet and thick preserve made of the pulp of the quince. It’s firm and sliceable, has a beautiful orange or pink color, along with a very unique, almost grainy texture. This here is just the perfect recipe for a very special homemade gift.
Simple Quince Cheese [Vegan]
- 1 large quince
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 small limes
- 1 rosemary or thyme sprig (optional)
- Wash quince very well, core, but don't peel, then cut into smaller pieces.
- Add quince pieces to a large pot with rosemary and juice of one lime, cover with water and cook until completely soft, about two hours.
- Drain cooked quince and remove herbs. Using a handheld blender or a blender, purée the quince until smooth.
- Transfer puree to a large saucepan, add sugar, juice of the other lime, and bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer gently and stir frequently, for about half an hour, or until really thick and sticky.
- Lightly grease some ramekins with coconut oil or line them with greased parchment paper. Once your paste is super thick, transfer it to the ramekins, spreading it about 1 1/2-inches thick. Smooth the top and allow it to cool and set completely.
- Once completely cool and set, turn the mixture upside down and air dry it for a few days.
- Store in the refrigerator for months. Cut slices or cubes to serve.