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Quince Compote

Updated: Jul 15

  • Quince compote is an excellent choice to sweeten yourself in these autumn and upcoming winter days. This delicacy takes us back to old times and reminds us of our grandmothers' kitchen. In addition to the fact that this Asian fruit compote is extremely tasty, it is also splendid for health. It is recommended for babies, pregnant women, people with digestive problems, as well as those suffering from anemia. Unfortunately , the quince is somewhat neglected as a fruit because it is not usually eaten raw. Although it has an attractive and sweet smell, its taste is slightly bitter and sour. However, in recent years, sweets made from quince are making a comeback. Quince jam, compote, sweets are made again. Quick and easy recipes for quince compote, which is inevitable in these autumn days. Follow instructions.

Ingredients:
  • 5 liters of water

  • 1 lemon squeezed juice/or one bag of citric acid

  • 5 kg of quince

  • 750 g of sugar

Preparation:
  1. Add limontus (citric acid)or lemon juice to 2 liters of water.

  2. Wash the quinces, remove the pits, peel them and cut them into cubes.

  3. After that, put the pieces of quince in the water with citric acid.

  4. Transfer the quince to sterilized glass jars.

  5. Add 5 tablespoons of sugar to each jar on top.

  6. Pour clean water over the quinces, close the jars and shake well so that the ingredients in the jars are mixed as well as possible.

How is the compote pasteurized?
  1. When it comes to quince compote, pasteurization is done as follows: put the jars in a larger pot or deep pan, and put a cloth on the bottom.

  2. I recommend that you wrap each jar with a cloth, because during cooking there is a possibility that the jar will break and burst. It is important that the jars in the pan do not touch each other.

  3. Then, it is necessary to add water one finger under the lid. During pasteurization, the temperature should be below 100 degrees C, which means that the water must not boil.

  4. The pasteurization process starts as soon as the water starts flowing. Let the water run for an hour and a half, then turn off the stove and leave the jars to cool in the warm water.

The best recipe for winter squash is quince compote for winter squash
  • Many recipes recommend the use of preservatives for the preparation of winter soup. However, it has been proven that the preservative is harmful to health. This also applies to salicyl, which is usually put in compote or sweet. What you need to know is that fruit in compote is only preserved by standing. Therefore, it is not necessary to add these harmful substances to it. That's why the quince compote for winter squash recipe that we recommend does not contain preservatives.

Ingredients:
  • 5 kg of quince

  • 400 g of sugar

  • 5 liters of water

  • 1/2 lemon juice or 1/2 limuntus (citric acid)

  • vanilla bean

  • clove

  • cinnamon stick.

Preparation:
  1. First, sterilize the glass jars.

  2. Put them in the oven at 100 °C for 30 minutes.

  • Add lemon juice to the water, then wash, clean and peel the quinces and cut them into pieces.

  1. Then add quince, vanilla, cloves, and cinnamon to a large pot with water and lemon juice.

  2. These spices will give a special aroma to the compote.

  3. Let the water boil and wait 15–20 minutes, let it simmer.

  4. Check whether the quince has softened enough.

  5. Add the mixture to the jars and seal well. I recommend that you turn the jars upside down and leave them like that during the night, this process vacuums them.

Quince and Apples in compote for added taste
  • A mixture of quince and apple in the compote can help you highlight certain flavors. If you want the compote to be more sour, choose sour, red or green apples. On the other hand, if you want the compote to be sweeter, we recommend yellow, golden delicacies. For this quince and apple compote, the recipe can vary depending on the type of apples you want. Usually, 250 grams of sugar is added to a liter of water, but since apples are sweeter, we can reduce that amount a little.

Ingredients:
  • 2 quinces

  • 4 yellow apples

  • 1 liter of water

  • 5 Tablespoons of sugar

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 3 cloves

  • 1 lemon juice or one limontus(citric acid)

  • 4 Tablespoons of white wine

Preparation:
  1. Place water, lemon juice, cloves, cinnamon, and sugar in a large saucepan.

  2. Next, wash, peel and chop the apples and quince into bite-sized pieces.

  3. Wait for the water to boil and add fresh fruit. Let the syrup boil for twenty minutes to half an hour.

  4. At the end, for an even better taste, add 4 tablespoons of white wine.

  5. Mix, then add the compote to the jars.

  6. Turn the jars upside down and leave them overnight.

Quince compote with Walnuts
  • If you are a fan of your grandmother's kitchen, we recommend this old recipe — quince compote with walnuts and honey. It is quick and easy to prepare, and it is also extremely healthy, because this recipe does not require sugar.

Ingredients for 1 jar:
  • 1 quince

  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • 5 walnuts

  • 1 Tablespoon of honey

Preparation:
  1. Clean and cut the quince into cubes, add to the bowl, and then pour enough water to cover the quince pieces and sprinkle with cinnamon.

  2. Let the syrup boil, then add honey as a sweetener. Instead of honey, you can add other sweeteners, such as stevia or maple syrup.

  3. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the mixture to cool slightly.

  4. During this time, finely chop the walnuts.

  5. There should be no more than 4.5 walnuts in each jar, otherwise the compote will be more bitter.

  6. Close the jar tightly and turn upside down overnight to vacuum.

  7. Store the compote in a dark and cool place, but we believe that it is so tasty that you will eat it in a couple of days.

What kind of compote can babies eat?
  1. Babies have a very limited range of foods that their stomachs can digest well.

  2. Their diet is as light as possible, and food in the form of porridge and solid food is slowly introduced to them.

  3. Due to the large amount of fiber, quince is an excellent choice for feeding babies.

  4. And homemade quince compote is a very nutritious and light meal for them.

  5. This compote contains only two ingredients: 1 quince and 200 milliliters of water. Chop the quince as small as possible and cook it in water.

  6. Let it simmer for 20 minutes to half an hour.

  7. When the porridge has cooled down a little, it is best to blend it with a stick blender and make a delicious porridge.

  8. For children older than one year, you can add a teaspoon of honey to this recipe.

  9. Feed the baby compote while it is still warm, and store the rest in the refrigerator and eat it in a couple of days.

Buon appetito!


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