Quince Butter

The quince is a pome fruit, similar to a pear or an apple.  Most of the recipes that I found were for jam or adding quince into apple items, such as applesauce.  The butter that we received this week could be used in applesauce recipes.  It would also be wonderful on toast or stirred into yogurt.

I posted some applesauce recipes in January.  You can always search for previous entries by using the SEARCH feature on the right-hand side of the site.  It will find any topic, such as applesauce, and bring up all the entries.

Basia had a great applesauce cake recipe that I plan to make with the quince butter.  Here is the recipe:

Applesauce Cake

I’ve found that when this is baked in the rectangular pan, it’s a perfect cake for snacking.

¼ lb butter or ½ c. shortening                           ½ t. salt

1 ½ c. sugar                                                             2 t. cinnamon

1 c. applesauce                                                        ½ t nutmeg

2 eggs                                                                        ½ c. raisins

2 c. flour                                                                   ½ c. chopped walnuts

1 ½ t. baking soda

Preheat the oven to 350. Butter and lightly flour 2 8-in. cake pans or one 9 x 13 cake pan. Cream butter, add sugar gradually, beat well. Add the applesauce and blend. Beat in the eggs and mix again. Mix together the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, add to the first mixture, and beat until just mixed. Stir in the raisins and nets. Spread in the pan/s and bake, 25-30 min. for layers, 35-40 min. for the rectangle. Test to see if a toothpick comes out clean. (This is especially important for our high altitude where it sometimes takes a few minutes longer.) Cool in the pan/s for 5 minutes before turning out onto racks. 

Thank you Basia.  I look forward to snacking on this cake soon.

Amy Hetager, CSA Blogger

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One response to “Quince Butter

  1. Lisa Mullings

    I made a wonderful Breakfast Bread with the Quince-Lemon Sauce. Recipe follows:

    Spice Bread with Quince and Pecans

    1 stick butter
    1/2 cup white sugar
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    2 eggs
    a mixture of 1 cup quince sauce with 1.5 tsp of baking soda
    2 cups of flour
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 tsps cinnamon
    2 tsps nutmeg
    1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

    Preheat oven to 375. Lightly butter a bread pan and flour it too.

    Cream the butter and the 2 sugars in a mixing bowl. add the eggs one at a time and continue mixing. stir in the quince mixture. Stir all dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to the butter mixture— stir just enough to combine well.

    Turn into the bread pan and bake for about 50 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, before removing on a rack to finish cooling.

    Serve and enjoy with almond butter 🙂

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