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Spiced poached quince recipe

A quince tree is a beautiful addition to a garden or orchard. It has a delicate open flower during spring and produces large golden fruit that ripen between March and May. Unlike it’s close relatives — pears and apples — most quince varieties cannot be eaten raw. The quince has very firm dry flesh and tends to be more sour than sweet! The cooking process for poached quince tenderises the flesh and increases the sweetness of the fruit.

Spring Blossom

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Preserving fruit – bottling pears

In my second year of preserving fruit I shared my journey from beginner to feeling competent! Being organised in the kitchen is so important. This  includes the order of tasks and setting up your workspace — after all you are managing a processing line. I now save hours in time each season and made a lot less mess.

500g fruit makes ½ litre, or 1kg for a litre

Home grown pears bottled in 10 preserving jars

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