World Cuisine

Membrillo with Manchego

prep 5 mins, plus cooling cook 1¼ hours
Ingredients
  • 1.5 kg (3 lb) quinces, rinsed
  • granulated sugar (see method)
  • 300 g (10 oz) Manchego cheese
Directions

Chop the quinces roughly and place in a large saucepan. Cover with water and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes until soft.

Push the mixture through a sieve, then weigh the purée (it should make about 1 kg/2 lb). Return the purée to the pan with an equal amount of granulated sugar. Stir until dissolved, then simmer for about 40 minutes or until thickened and a clean line appears when you scrape through the mixture at the bottom of the pan with a spoon.

Pour into lightly oiled sterilized containers and store in the refrigerator until just set. Store for up to 6 weeks.

Cut the cheese into thick triangular slices to serve. Spoon the membrillo on top of the cheese and arrange on serving plates.

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