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Quince Paste with Cheese Recipe - Dulce de Membrillo con Queso


Quince Paste with Cheese - Membrillo con Queso

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Lisa Sierra
Quince paste or "membrillo" is a typical dessert eaten in Spain, although it is also served with toast at the breakfast table. "Membrillo" or "Dulce de Membrillo" is a sweet, very dense jelly or paste made from the fruit of the quince tree. Try it with cheese for a light dessert or breakfast.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 8 oz membrillo (quince paste)
  • 1 baguette
  • 4 oz. soft goat cheese or cream Cheese (optional)
  • alternative cheese - Manchego


Slice the baguette into 1/3-inch slices and lightly toast on both sides. Spread a thin layer of cheese on each slice. Then, carefully cut membrillo into slices about 1/8-inch thick and place on top of toast with cheese.

Dulce de membrillo is not only popular in Spain, but around Latin American as well. About's Guide to South American Food has an easy Quince Paste recipe, for preparation at home.
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