So the sauce turned out yummy. I found that a crammed full crock pot needs at least 3 cups of sugar to get it to a good sweetness. This sauce is so yummy and rich with just the right tartness that I could eat it every day and never get tired of it. We don't like sugary sweet stuff in our house much and I just adore the juxtaposition of flavors so this sauce is my favorite hands down. Sweet and tart, smooth, yet a bit of texture and the color is gorgeous. I think it would be amazing made into a quick pan chutney type sauce with bits of sauteed onion, mustard seed, raisins, some spice, a splash of vinegar, some brown sugar and fresh lemon zest...oh and a dash of fresh ground black pepper. (It must be the cooler cloudy weather today...I am so inspired to cook!)
|(This looks a bit more orange than it really is.)|
|Food mill and a glass of Quince juice (watered down a bit)|
As I'm cutting beautiful fruit with their pristine light yellow exteriors and sliced it open and found these brown spots (oh no!!!) Having no idea what makes these brown spots I decided to just toss the affected fruit unless the spots were easy to cut out. I just hate when this happens. Its so disappointing.
|Gotta find out what this is all about.|
|All boxed up ready to freeze|
Freezing is my preferred method of storing this sauce and I have found it a good idea to mark the top and sides of the containers and pay attention that the labels are facing out so I can see them easily when needed.
Here's a little historical note I found while looking for why the fruit turns rosy when cooked. (thanks to Wikipedia for the factoid)
"Marmalade" originally meant a quince jam, which originates from the Portuguese word for the fruit. Quince is native to from the Middle East, Ukraine, southern Europe to China.
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