Free Recipe Kythoni Xysto (Grated Quince Preserve)

Recipe Type: Free Greek Recipes
Recipe Preparation: boil
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Recipe Serves: 1

Ingredients for Kythoni Xysto (Grated Quince Preserve) Recipe

Karen Mintzias 1
Piece cinnamon bark *Or*
4 Quinces (about 1 kg)
2 Rose geranium leaves
3 c Water
1/4 c Blanched split almonds *
4 c Sugar
2 tb Lemon juice
2 Thin lemon rind strips

Kythoni Xysto (Grated Quince Preserve) Preparation

*Note: almonds should be toasted. Cooking time: 1 1/2 hours Wash quinces well and rub off all fuzz. Peel, quarter and remove core. Place peels and cores in a pan with 2 cups water and boil for 20 minutes. Grate quince quarters and place in a heavy preserving pan with remaining water. Leave aside until peels are boiled. Do not be concerned if quince discolours. Strain liquid from peels into a measuring jug and make up to 2 cups with water. Add this to grated quince with the sugar, lemon rind and cinnamon bark or washed geranium leaves. Place over medium heat and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil and boil fairly rapidly for 1 hour or until it gels when tested on a cold saucer. Stir in almonds and lemon juice and boil 1 minute longer. Ladle into hot, sterilized jars and seal when cold. Note: As the peel and core contain pectin, the setting ingredients for jellies and preserves, it is advisable that these be boiled to extract the pectin. From: The Complete Middle East Cookbook by Tess Mallos ISBN: 1 86302 069 1 Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

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