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Dulce de membrillo

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Dulce de membrillo (or Carne de membrillo in Spanish) is a delicious sweet spread or a dessert that is very popular in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay.

Dulce de membrillo is made of quince fruit, sugar and water, cooked over a slow fire. It is sweet and mildly tart that is similar in consistency, flavor and use to guava cheese or guava paste.

In Argentina, Dulce de membrillo is usually served with cheese and crackers, this famous appetizer being called "el martín fierro".

It is sold in squares or blocks, then cut into thin slices and spread over toasted bread or sandwiches, plain or with cheese, often served for breakfast or as a snack, with manchego cheese or mató cheese. It is very often used to stuff pastries.


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References

Dulce de membrillo, en.wikipedia.org

Dulce de membrillo, www.recetasdemama.es

Quince Paste - Dulce de Membrillo, southamericanfood.about.com