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Homemade Quince Paste or Membrillo

Homemade Quince Paste or Membrillo

The Thermomix is the perfect machine for making Quince Paste or Membrillo. This fragrant delectable sticky sweet fruit treat is lovely on any cheese board.
Course Preserve
Cuisine Canadian Spanish
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 100
Author Valerie Lugonja via In the Mix Cookbook


  • 1.5 kilo quince
  • 800 g sugar (approximately)
  • 25 cm x15cm tray
  • plastic wrap
  • oil to grease tray


  1. Wash, peel and core the quince; preserve the core and the peel
  2. Place core and peel into TM bowl; chop for 10 seconds at speed 5 (use a spatula to keep the mixture near the blades)
  3. Cube the flesh; place in the Varoma
  4. Scale 600g water into the core and peel mixture in the TM bowl
  5. Place the Varoma into position with lid on; steam 25 minutes, speed 1
  6. Remove the Varoma; set aside
  7. Strain the ingredients in the TM bowl: use the straining basket, then place pulp in cheese cloth and strain remaining liquid; discard pulp
  8. Scale liquid and steamed quince cubes into TM bowl (note weight); blend for 10 seconds at speed 5
  9. Referrig to the weight of the steamed quince cubes and the juices, calculate 3/4 of that weight, and add that amount of sugar to the TM bowl; combine for 10 seconds at speed 5
  10. Cook for 50 minutes at Varoma, speed 5, MC off (tea towel over the top of the machine to reduce splatter); cool for 5 minutes
  11. Prepare 25cm x15cm tray while mixture is cooking
  12. Pour cooled mixture into a cookie tray lined with plastic wrap and rubbed with oil; cool overnight
  13. Slice into pieces for storing; wrap tightly and keep in the refrigerator to use as needed

Recipe Notes

To calculate your sugar, you are using a 1:0.75 ratio or a 4:3 ratio. If you have 1000g of the mixture, you would add 750g of sugar.