Classic Quince Paste Recipe

The Culinary Group was making and selling quince paste from a classic recipe at the Leongatha Community Garden this week.

Given the number of quinces on trees at the moment, why not try your hand at this recipe.

Quince Paste


1 kg of quinces




  1. Wash, chop and core the quinces.
  2. Put into a large saucepan and hold quinces down and cover with water.
  3. Simmer for about twenty minutes or until the quinces are soft.
  4. Drain off water and puree fruit in a food processor until there are no lumps or alternatively put through a sieve.
  5. Measure puree by cup and add 2/3 a cup of sugar to each cup of pulp.
  6. Put the mixture in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  7. Cook until setting point is reached.
  8. Line a loaf tin with baking paper, pour the mixture into the tin.
  9. Refrigerate until cool.