Membrillo is a semi-solid jam made from quince. Quince are related to pears and apples, but have a fruity taste similar to a guava. Membrillo makes a delicious addition to cheese and crackers or butter and toast.
4 lbs of Quince
4 cups of sugar
- Clean the quince and peel the skin. Set skins aside to use later.
- Dice cleaned quince and place in a large pot. Add water until the quince are just barely covered.
- Place peels in cheescloth, tie closed. Add to cooking pot. Remove before the quince begin to cook down.
- Cook quince. Blend with immersion blender. Continue to cook until you run your spoon through and the path it makes remains visible in the jam (1-1 1/2 hours)
- Transfer jam into pans covered with parchment paper (place in containers you can store the Membrillo in, it will take some time to solidify).
- Place in oven at 125 degrees for 1-3 hours to quicken the setting. Then set on counter for a day. Once hardened to your satisfaction place in the fridge.
- To enjoy, slice off a piece of membrillo and eat it with a sharp or fresh cheese on cracker and delicous on toast with butter!