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:
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