I wanted to create a spread that had an intense burst of flavour. I first tried Quinces with chia seeds but it was a bit flat. I then reconstituted some Australian dried Apricots and added them to the Quince pulp. Bingo ! This did the trick.
Ingredients and process
6 large Quinces,, Wash and rub off fuzz. Leave skin and cores in. and cut in to quarters.
Place in a slow cooker and cover with water. Cook on high until soft.
Save liquid and pulp in separate containers, Set aside
Remove core, leave skin on.
Weigh out 500 grams, set aside.
Weigh out 200 grams of dried Australian Apricots, ( these have more flavour than the Turkish ones)
Cover these with the quince liquid that was set aside. ( I used 300 grams of liquid)
Microwave in a large bowl , covered, for 10 minutes.
Add, cooked Apricots and liquid to TMX bowl with 500 gams of Quince pieces
4 tablespoons of chia seeds
2 teaspoons of Vanilla
Cook 10 minutes, 100 degrees, speed 2.
( there will be some texture remaining.)
Add more liquid for a softer paste.
Decant into sterile jars and when cool refrigerate. Will keep for 2 weeks.
Can be frozen.
I’ve attempted a Calorie and Carb calculations
Total amount, and that’s a lot
Used some to fill baked apples.
Nice on breakfast oats
Mix with Balsamic vinegar to brush Duck breasts prior to baking .