The sweetened quince puree is cooked for several hours turning intense claret like colour as it thickens and sets. The paste retains its freshness and flavour for 24 months or more.
Quince Paste is principally used as an accompaniment to cheese, the sweetness of the paste teams beautifully with the sharper blue varieties, but also combines well with the soft creamy cheeses. When mixed with chicken stock and lemon juice it makes a flavoursome sauce to serve with lamb, pork, chicken or duck. Adding to the stuffing of roast turkey or chicken, the quince paste enhances the flavour of the meat considerably.
Old Emu Quince Paste is available in 150g, 250g and kilo tubs.