I purchased some quinces (yes that’s the plural…seems like it should be quince) last week at the farmer’s market. I love how historical and evocative they seem, and also how fragrant! Wow, do they smell good. Of course, I had no idea what to do with them. I couldn’t afford to buy enough for paste or preserves. So I ended up making this quince biscuit pie. It was absolutely delicious. I wasn’t sure what to expect of a quince, (admittedly having never had one before…what a sheltered life!!) It was sort of like a floral-y apple pear peach combo.  yum. Must investigate quince trees. We may need a wee quince orchard. ;)
This site has some interesting historical info on the quince, as well as tons of other interesting food history. You can take courses on recreating historic recipes, and there’s a great gallery. Dang. Makes my biscuit pie look sad and indeed humble.

3 Responses to quince

  1. OOOOO! What a beautiful fruit! Never tried a quince myself, but now I’m intrigued!

  2. Hi.
    I live in Japan.
    I have been trying to grow quince trees.
    Where did you buy it? Please tell me the detailed address.
    In Japan, the import of fruit is prohibited.
    So, I want only quince’s seed.


  3. It’s great to see what you have been up to. Please enter me in the contest for Poppy. I’ve admired your work from “afar” for a long time.