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Quince paste, known in Spain as membrillo, is a tangy-sweet fruit preserve. It’s created by blending the quince fruit with sugar and water and simmering over low heat until it thickens to a gelatin consistency, similar to jam. Because of the significant amount of natural pectin in the quince, the membrillo is typically offered in squares or bricks and sliced before eating.
Santa Teresa Quince Paste is created with non-genetically modified and organic ingredients in the same way it has been for 150 years. It is also Kosher-certified and gluten-free; there are no additives or preservatives in this recipe. Unlike other pastes, this one is created using fresh yellow-gold fruit, raw cane sugar, and lemon juice, rather than canned or frozen fruit. Quince has been cultivated in Spain since ancient times, and is regarded a sign of love and fertility. Santa Teresa’s Quince Paste has a naturally sweet and fruity flavor.
Quince paste goes well with cheese (Manchego is traditional); a cube on a cracker with aged cheddar, blue cheese, or a creamy cheese is delicious. It can also be used to serve with cakes and pastries. It’s ideal for meat recipes, dishes with a sweet component, and confectionary uses.
Store your tin/jar in a cool, dark, and dry pantry. Unopened, it will last up to 2 years. Once opened, consume your preserved fish/meat within one or two days and keep leftovers with the oil in a sealed container in the fridge.