|Preparation||Resting||Cooking||Start to finish|
|33 min.||1 hour||30 min.||2 hours 3 min.|
|1||Wash and brush 800 g quinces, but do not peel, as the skin add to the flavour.||3 min.|
|2||Cut the quinces into quarters, then remove and discard the core. Cut each quarter into small pieces.
Put the quince pieces into a saucepan, add ½ lemon cut into 4 and just enough water to cover.
Note: From 800g of quinces, you should be left with 500 g of cut fruit.
|3||Put the pan uncovered on medium heat and cook until the fruit is soft enough for the point of a knife to go through it easily.||20 min.|
|4||After cooking, discard the lemon pieces and pass the quinces through a vegetable mill on "fine" setting.
Do not throw away the cooking liquid.
|5||Transfer the quince pulp into a saucepan and weigh it (from 500 g cut fruit, you should be left with about 350 g of cooked pulp).
Weigh 30% of this weight in cooking liquid (100 g here), then mix this with the quince pulp.
You can add the zest of 1 orange at this point.
|6||Weigh 450 g granulated sugar (this should be the same wieght as the mixture of fruit pulp and cooking liquid).
Take out 50 g of this sugar at mix it separately with the 30 g jam sugar.
|7||Put the saucepan on high heat and bring to the boil, then tip in the 50 g of sugar with its gelling agent.||4 min.|
|8||Mix well, bring back to the boil and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.||3 min.|
|9||Add the rest of the sugar all at once.||1 min.|
|10||Mix well, bring back to the boil and cook for a further 3 minutes, stirring constantly.||3 min.|
|11||Pour into a mould or tin, lined with a sheet of cooking parchment.
Leave to cool for at least 1 hour.
|12||Turn out and cut into pieces about the size of a sugar cube.||10 min.|
|13||You can make the paste look more attractive by rolling the pieces in a little granulated sugar, but this is not essential.|
For 900 g : 2.74 €
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