Saturday, February 5, 2011


I'm not doing so hot at eating fruit every day, but I'm trying. I went to the fancy-schmancy grocery store while I was on the phone with my sister, and she picked quince out of their exotic fruits. I bought a not-very-pretty quince and learned that you can't eat it raw, because it's very bitter when raw. Quince is apparently an old-fashioned fruit that has fallen out of style. It has a high pectin content so it's ideal for jelly.

I washed it, sliced it thinly, and boiled the quince until it was very tender. Then I drained and mashed it. It's described as tasting like a cross between pear, apple, and pineapple, and I would say that's pretty accurate. It wasn't very sweet so I added some sugar. It was really good and I think I'll try eating stewed apples as breakfast sometimes because that's what this reminded me of. Warm and filling.


Amy said...

Never tried it, but it sure sounds good. If you are looking for cheap fruit, Rancho markets has oranges 8 lbs for 99 cents today. I bought a bunch to give to my scouts for an upcoming Chinese New Year party. And some for us too!

By the way, you're worming your way into my kitchen again today. I am making the pumpkin bread and trying it with the cinnamon chips, which weren't easy to find. Can't wait to try it.

Jaime said...

Looks tasty; good for you!