Let’s be clear: today’s recipe is not very diet or healthy at all, but damn it’s good ! When you start looking at your diet, the way you are treating you is as important as how you are “restricting” you (if we can call it like this, personnally, I don’t think I’m restricted at all).
In my weekly veggie basket past week, I got some quinces. Never bought or cooked this before ! I made some researchs on internet, and saw that was the best fruit to make paste. Moreover, christmas season approaching, it can be a nice homemade gift, that you can prepare now and give later ! So I tried for the first time my homemade fruit paste.
No, I have to admit that I did try once a few year before but it was a total disaster so… I guess it doesn’t count?
For this vegan treat recipe, you’ll need only 3 ingredients and… TIME ! (It took me about one hour to cook and few days for the paste to dry).
Quince Paste :
For 25/30 bites :
- 2 medium quinces ( = approx. 500g of smashed quinces )
- 500g of white sugar
- water, additionnal sugar for “frosting”
- Cut the quinces into big dices without peeling it, only remove the seeds from the fruit.
- In a big pot, steam them or cook them into boiling water until it’s melting (approx. 30min).
- Then mash them in a “hand” masher (I choose this solution) or mix them in the blender to obtain a fruit purée.
- Weight this purée, and pour it into a big pot. Add the weight of the purée in white sugar and mix everything, with a wooden spoon, medium heat, until the purée don’t stick to the pot anymore. I read somewhere that it could take like 15min, but it took me 1h of constant mixing.
- Once you got the correct consistency, pour the liquid into small silicon molds or on a plate lined with baking paper. The height of liquid must no exceed 2cm.
- Let it dry for 3 days, then you can let it dry on other side if you like, or eat it, or roll it on white sugar to make them less sticky.
Carb = 23gr // Proteins = 0gr // Fats = 0gr
You can keep it few months stored on metallic or hermetic box.
Think maybe last time I’ll try with rapadura sugar to make it more “healthy” if it’s possible !