“Dulce de membrillo” is a quince paste that is the national snack of Spain when paired with Manchego.
Once you’ve tried this combination, you’ll see what all the fuss is about, and you may even want to try your hand at making some.
Quince is a hard fruit that looks like a cross between an apple and a pear. Most varieties can’t be eaten raw, only cooked. They cook up pink and have a wonderful sweet floral aroma so and extra benefit of preparing “dulce de membrillo” is that your home would smell amazing afterwards.
Besides being a great appetizer and a wonderful dessert, Manchego & membrillo also make for a perfect school sandwich. The little ones love the sweetness of the quince paste and we feel good knowing they’re eating all the vitamins and protein they need.
Like apples and pears, quince is in season during fall. Yes, it’s season time!
So go and buy some. Soon I’ll be sharing my grandma’s “dulce de membrillo” recipe and I can tell you won’t regret giving it a go!