Step by step: how to make homemade quince paste

Step by step: how to make homemade quince paste

Quince, part of the traditional Argentine dessert called vigilante, is very easy to make. I know the steps to follow.

He quince sweet It is ideal as a spread on bread or making a pastafrola. It is the perfect accompaniment to different bakeries and desserts, often the distinctive touch of numerous preparations. Homemade quince paste is excellent for making a delicious vigilante, traditional Argentine dessert.

With this simple recipe you can obtain a quince candy ingot, ideal to enjoy alone or combined with various variants and at any time of the day. I followed the steps.

Homemade quince paste recipe


  • 1 kilo of ripe yellow quinces
  • 800g white sugar

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  1. Wash and boil the quinces over high heat. When it reaches the boiling point, lower the flame over medium heat and continue cooking for 40 minutes or until the pulp is softened.
  2. Strain and let cool the quinces. Then peel.
  3. Cut in the middle to remove the core with the seeds, and reserve it, and cut the quince pulp in cubes.
  4. In a large pot, pour the quince pulp and Add the sugar.
  5. Cook over low heat, stirring continuously, sometimes it will be necessary to raise the heat to medium to reactivate cooking and then lower it again. In approximately 10 minutes the sugar will integrate with the fruit.
  6. To obtain a homogeneous and smooth quince paste, it is recommended pass the mixture through a blender in this step.
  7. Return the pasta to the pot and resume cooking. Stir to prevent the sweet from settling to the bottom of the pot and to distribute the heat evenly. The sweet will slowly take on its increasingly darker pink color. To make it happen faster, you can wrap the heart of the quince with the seeds inside a sterile gauze tied with a thread and introduce it into cooking.
  8. To obtain a jar candy You can remove the preparation while it is still soft and semi-liquid. To do a mold quince continue cooking until when you introduce the wooden spoon vertically it stops without falling to the sides.
  9. Transfer the mixture to a glass or silicone moldlet it come to room temperature and put it, covered with film, in the refrigerator.
  10. In 24 hours the homemade quince paste will be ready to consume.

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