Quinces are fall fruits that taste most like a cross between an apple and a pear, with which they are often paired in cooking. Here, however, they are the star of the show, and an excellent reason to pick up the odd looking fruit when it makes an appearance in the fall. The marmalade is made in the Thermomix. Serve the jam with Marcona almonds, Manchego cheese, and a glass of dry sherry.
- 800 grams quinces (unpeeled)
- 400 grams brown sugar
- 400 grams white sugar
- 1 lemon (small)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Thoroughly rinse the quinces. Cut each into 4 pieces.
- Remove the core and chop into smaller pieces.
- Place in the Thermomix cup and grind for 30 seconds in progressive speed 5-7-9. With a spatula, scrape the sides of the cup. Repeat as necessary. Add the sugar, lemon juice and peel with the pith removed.
- Grind again for 1 minute in progressive speed 5-7-9.
- Add the cinnamon stick and set to 35 minutes/speed 1/temperature212.
- After time is up check if the jam is at the desired consistency. Note: Jam will thicken as it cools.
- When jam reaches desired consistency, pour into cups and cool completely.
- Cover with parchment paper and store in the refrigerator.