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Membrillo (Quince Paste)

A Spanish delicacy with a gumdrop-like texture, membrillo is traditionally served with manchego cheese.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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2 quince, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped (6 cups)
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3 strips lemon peel
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2 cups sugar
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2 Tbs. lemon juice

Instructions: 

1. Simmer quince, lemon peel, and 6 cups water in covered saucepan over medium-low heat 40 minutes, or until soft. Drain, then purée in food processor. Return to saucepan, and stir in sugar and lemon juice. Cook over low heat 11/2 hours, or until pink and very thick.

2. Line loaf pan with parchment paper. Spread paste in prepared pan, and cool. Unmold onto cutting board, and slice.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
216
Protein: 
<1 g
Total Fat: 
<1 g
Saturated Fat: 
0 g
Carbohydrates: 
56 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
2 mg
Fiber: 
<1 g
Sugar: 
50 g
Yield: 
Makes 1 loaf

Comments on this Recipe

Delicious! Who needs cheese with something this healthy? Good with small wedges of watermelon and a green salad.

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