Quince Paste – A Wonderful Pleasure for the Senses

Quince paste

The Mediterranean is famous for producing some of the most flavorful fruit in the world and the Quince fruit is no exception. Quince is an ancient fruit that has a similar appearance to a pear or apple but with a bright golden yellow color. But the similarities stop there.

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Quince has a similar appearance to a pear or apple but with a bright golden yellow color.

The tough parts of Quince

Quince trees bloom in the fall and fill the air with a sweet citrus smell. But these tough fruits are inedible in their raw form. Even the ripest quince fruit is still bitter and hard and must be cooked in order to enjoy. The flesh of the quince is spongy and tough and, at times, difficult to cut. You might wonder ‘why bother’ with such a finicky fruit, but the rewards are certainly worth the effort.

The secret rewards of quince fruit

Anyone who has seen a blooming quince tree in person can tell you that the aroma of this fruit is deliciously overwhelming. Many Spanish people with an abundance of quince will actually put a few in their closets, dressers or cars as a natural air freshener! Or simply leave a quince in a sunny spot in your home and it will fill the room with its aromas of citrus, apple and vanilla. The smell is surely the encouragement we all need to confront this fruity friend.

Next, we take a deep breath and tackle the quince. Peel, cut and cook this fruit and these scents will magnify and overtake your kitchen with a wonderful fragrance. 

How to cook quince

With your quince bubbling in a simple syrup of fruit, sugar and lemon zest or juice you’ll watch the fruit turn from white to a beautiful rich pink color.

Delicious quince paste is perfectly paired with Manchego cheese, Spanish fried almonds or fig cake to create the perfect Spanish bite.

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Quince paste is perfectly paired with Manchego cheese, Spanish fried almonds or fig cake

“Quince is an ancient fruit that has a similar appearance to a pear or apple but with a bright golden yellow color. But the similarities stop there.”

Our artisanal Deliart quince paste is handmade with 100% natural ingredients. Elaborated by following the traditional recipe handed down by our grandmothers. Undoubtedly, the taste and texture of this delicious fruit product is an absolute pleasure for the senses!

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We decorate our delicious treats with beautiful Arabic tile designs as a nod to the ancient Arabic culture.

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