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Kidonopasto (Quince Paste)

Ingredients

  • Quince
  • Sugar

 

Instructions

  • Wash and clean the quinces by removing the stems, the hard parts and the skin.
  • Put the purified quinces in a baking sheet and bake in oven at 180 Celsius for approximately 2 hours OR put them in a cooking pot, cover them with water and boil them until they become soft. When ready you can drain the water.
  • Grind the quinces
  • Measure the pulp in glasses and then put it in a large cooking pot.
  • Add sugar at the same amount of glasses and add it.
  • Stir and leave it for an hour to melt the sugar.
  • If you want you can use honey instead of sugar. The quince paste becomes transparent with honey.
  • Begin cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  • Continue stirring, if necessary, lowering the heat until the mixture is reduced in volume and the colour to be darker.
  • If you wish, at this point, you can add blanched almonds.
  • Lay wax paper on a baking tray and pour the mixture.
  • Flatten the surface to have the same thickness and leave for 2-3 days to dry.
  • Cut the surface into small pieces of your choice.
  • If you want, you can roll them in granulated sugar and then wrap with plastic film.

 

Tips

  • You can preserve them in a dark place, out of the refrigerator, wrapped in gelatin for 1 year.