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Cardamom-Spiced Apple-Quince Butter

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Cardamom-Spiced Apple-Quince Butter

Procrastibaker | Nov 6, 2006 03:27 PM

Hi everyone,
A while back I asked if anyone thought there'd be any problem mixing some quinces into my apple butter. Based on your encouragement, I did and wanted to share the resultant recipe which a friend and I came up with. This one is a work-in-progress (I'm thinking of making a slightly lower sugar batch this week and will let you know if it's an improvement) but here's the recipe thus far:

6 medium apples (any kind will do, though I like a variety)
4 ripe quinces
2 c. apple juice
1/2 c. white sugar (will try 1/4 c. next time; didn't use brown b/c the quince has a nice buttery color I wanted to preserve)
1/2 t. cardamom

wash, peel, and chop apples and quinces
place in heavy pot and add juice
cook uncovered over medium/medium-high heat until fruit has few chunks and most liquid is gone; at this point, we buzzed it with an immersion blender and let it cook a bit more until a spoon drawn through it left a furrow--seemed easier than the food mill and worked well
mix in sugar and cardamom
enjoy!

Please let me know if you try this or if you have any suggestions for changes, additions or uses of the finished product.

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