Kythoni Glyko (Quince Spoon Sweet)

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READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 1 jar
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 12
    lbs quinces
  • 4
    cups water
  • 2 12
    lbs sugar
  • 1
    lemon, juice of, the
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 12
    cup blanched halved almonds
  • 3
    rose-scented geranium leaves, washed (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel the quinces and grate coarsely (I use my trusty box grater).
  • Put in a large saucepan; add water, cover and cook over moderate heat until soft.
  • Add sugar and cook stirring, over medium heat, until the syrup is thick.
  • Towards the end, add the lemon juice, the almonds, the vanilla and the rose geranium leaves (if using- do use them if you can get them).
  • When cool, put in large jar and store.
  • (Greeks just store this on the shelf, without extra processing. I don't know much about canning/storing, but I've never been sick. Still, it might be best to just keep in the fridge and spoon out as needed.) Note: This is FANTASTIC on vanilla ice cream.
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