|Love the crock pot!|
After sharing the post on Quincelet candy with a friend and getting back a response about it being "labor intensive", it made me think about what I wrote and I decided I should share the simplest way to prepare quince that I know in a separate post...cooking them in a crock pot.
|Quartering makes coring easier|
Wash off the outer fuzz, peel, core and dice quince. I found it easiest to quarter the fruit before coring as the fruit is very firm...almost hard. Use chef's knife on this fruit and cut on a solid surface.
For every 8 cups of quince add 1 cup sugar and the juice of one lemon (1 1/2 tablespoons approx.)
Cook on low for 2-3 hours
Strain the fruit and reserve the juice for use in those pies and tarts or for making jelly.
|The fruit really blushes when cooked long enough|
The difference in the cooking time will affect the firmness and color of the fruit.
2 hours for use in pies and breads.
3 hours for tarts or other dishes that don't require further cooking.
You can cook it longer if you like, the fruit will take on a pink color and is more easily made into sauce. If you do make sauce I recommend running the cooked fruit through a food mill or sieve for a nice, smooth, sauce.
So there you have it...the simplest way I know to process quince. Enjoy!
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