Quince Applesauce

What is quince and who ever ate it??

The hard fruit comes from Asia and became popular with the British.

Remember the famous nonsense poem by Edward Lear in 1871…


The Owl and the Pussy cat
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon, The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

Quince Applesauce
adjust recipe for amounts you have

6 cups sliced apples
4 cups boiling water
2 cups sliced quince
1 cup sugar
Pinch salt
Pinch cinnamon ( optional)

Wash, pare and core and slice fruit before measuring. Add boiling water and cook for at least 1 hour over slow heat, stirring occasionally. Add sugar for final 10 minutes of cooking. Season. From The Complete Fruit Cookbook by Ann Chandonnet

Air Freshener
or throw into your car as an air freshener and leave until it wilts in maybe 2- 3 months- Farmers Amy & Gerry do this every year! they have two or three in each car and truck!

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