What is quince?
The quince is a fruit from the same family as pears and apples. When raw it is bitter, tough and sour, with a delicate floral aroma, but when cooked it is soft and sweet. It is very high in pectin, the setting agent used in jam making, so is famously used in jams, jellies and fruit cheese. Quinces are available to buy in the autumn months in the UK.
Where to buy quince
Check out this easy traybake recipe with spicy chorizo sausages and sticky sweet quince. This simple recipe is a perfect midweek meal for all the family.
This ham can be scaled up or down in size – just use the calculations below. Rather than the fuss of boiling then baking, we prefer to tent the ham with foil and bake in its own juices before glazing, why not try this to go alongside your Christmas Day turkey.
Quince and honey is a great autumnal flavour combination. Try them together in this recipe for an easy quince and honey cake that looks really impressive.