Near a month ago I harvested Quince, a week ago I finally made them into a Quince Pie! I went with Portland Fruit Harvest to a community orchard and we harvested around 100 Pounds of Quince. Half of that got donated to a local food bank, and the rest was divided among we who came to help pick.
I put mine up in the cupboard for a while to ripen up. When the smell started to emerge I peeked in the bag and saw that their green skins had softened to yellow, with a hint of green coming through. I began the laborious process of cutting through their tough flesh to chop them up. after several hours roasting and several more baking a delicious Gluten free and vegan (skip the egg and butter) Pie emerged!
Here is the recipe I used (+ my favorite pie crust) Enjoy! Continue reading