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Quince Squares Sweets

As I’ve found some beautiful quince at the store, I’ve decided to make the following tasty treats once again.
Since the recipe was posted in the early days of the blog, I thought it would be good to re-post it, for those of you who might have missed it. I’m sure that even those of you who already saw the recipe, will enjoy this tasty remainder.

See you next week with a new recipe.

Tasty Eats

Sweet and tasty Quince Squares Ronit Penso

As promised, here is another quince recipe.This time it is in the form of sweet and fragrant small bites, made of cooked and slightly dried quince paste.
These lovely sweets are a type of Pate de Fruit, which is the French term for small squares made of reduced fruit juices thickened with gelatin. The difference is that here I rely only on the pectin in the quince to thicken the mixture and no gelatine is added.
As I use unpeeled and coarsely chopped quince for the paste, the result is on the rustic side, which I personally like. Using the unpeeled fruit also helps with getting an all-natural beautiful pinkish-orange color. The color develops while cooking and deepens as the paste dries out.

The origin of the dish is Sephardic, and the recipe I’m using here is based on my grandmother’s recipe for “Dulce de Bimbrio”, a Ladino term for…

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45 thoughts on “Quince Squares Sweets”

  1. Love so much Quince paste, Ronit, yours look delightful. I started to make them 2 years ago, and now I prepare them every year. When I was young we place them between the bedding sheets, the smell was just amazing! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Ivette, I’m glad you liked the recipe.
      I’m a bit surprised you can’t find quince – though it’s seasonal, I was under the impression it was easier to get in Spain.
      I hope you’ll be able to get it somehow, and enjoy these wonderful treats. 🙂


        1. So sorry, Ivette, I was under the impression you still live in Spain. Your wonderful dishes definitely fooled me! 🙂 Now I understand why it’s harder for you to get quince…
          As I wrote to another blogger here, I suggest to look for it in ethnic stores or farmers market. Also, if you have Whole Foods or Trader’s Joe nearby, they usually carry such specialty items.


  2. I enjoyed reading this post again. I think I told you before that I can’t find quince in the stores around here. (I’m slightly jealous of the wide variety of foods that the stores in your area sell.) Quince is one of those fruits that I haven’t seen since I was a child–and when I find some I have a backlog of quince recipes that I want to try. 🙂

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    1. You’re right, generally in NY it’s easier to get such specialty foods, but it still requires putting some effort and looking in ethnic stores and farmers markets and such. I sometimes also find some items and even produce online, so maybe that can be an option for you?


      1. These are good suggestions. I should explore the various food markets in my area. I regularly go to a farmer’s market in the summer and early fall, but the rest of the year I tend to get busy, and then do all of my grocery shopping at a nearby supermarket that has all of the staples–but doesn’t have particularly interesting food options.

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    1. That is a real shame, and I understand the jealousy! 🙂
      I know that many supermarkets bring quince around this time of the year, as sometimes they’re used for decoration during the holidays, so keep an eye – or even ask the managers to get some? They are usually quite happy to help if they can.

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  3. Love this~! One more quince’y treat on my to-do list for the next season~ Whenever an off-season Quince-related craving hits, I whip up a similar treat – thin quince roll-ups or “leathers” with a jar of my own quince preserve or a storebought quince jam if I’ve been to greedy with the preserves already 😀

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