About/Quince Paste

About/Quince Paste2018-10-09T09:53:51+00:00
FINE FOOD PRODUCER

Paul & Terri Nugent have been making & marketing quince paste for the past 25+ years. From humble beginnings in North-East Victoria our paste is now available Australia wide.

The Quince

The quince looks rather like an ungainly pear and comes into season late summer/autumn. Being one of the high-pectin pome fruit family quinces makes some of the best preserves. Because of its fresh acid taste it is not usually eaten raw but makes a wondrous desert when blended with sugar, much of its charm being in its perfume and amber-pink colour when cooked.

Quince Paste

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.