How to Use Quince Paste


Quince paste, made from the fruit of the quince tree, is a commonly used ingredient in a variety of cuisines, including Middle Eastern, French, Spanish, American and Roman cooking. The taste of the paste is both sweet and floral and it can be described as a type of marmalade. It is usually served on its own as a type of condiment, but can also be incorporated into recipes to add a unique flavor.

Things You'll Need

  • Quince paste
  • Crackers or bread
  • Cheese
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Grilled meat
  • Sauteed meat
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • Serve the quince paste on its own with water crackers or bread and a pungent cheese. In Spain, it is popular to eat Manchego cheese with quince paste. Put the quince paste in a small bowl to serve with a platter of cheese and crackers.

  • Add quince paste to a dessert recipes to add extra flavor. Recipes incorporating quince paste include tartlets, cakes and pies.

  • Add 1 tbsp. quince paste to cranberry sauce for a unique flavor combination.

  • Serve quince paste as a condiment with grilled meats such as lamb or pork. Simply place quince paste on top of the cooked meat or place in a small bowl to serve on the side. The sweet and savory combination of fruit and meat is often used in gourmet cooking.

  • Make a sauce with quince paste. Once meat has been sauteed in a pan, add 1 tbsp. quince paste to the pan along with 1 cup of chicken or vegetable stock. Stir until thickened and pour over the meat.

  • Place quince paste on the breakfast table to spread over toast.

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