Makes one 8 to 9-inch pie
Quince is a rather strange fruit. It is related to apples and pears. Its popularity waned since during the second half of the twentieth century, however there was a time when it was very popular. Almost every back yard garden sported a quince tree and the fruit was used for preserves, jams, jellies and pies. The fruit is seldom eaten raw as it has a rather stringent taste which diminishes when it is cooked. Quince pie may not be everyone’s favorite. It has a rather perfumey taste, however the quince has its dedicated followers, and those who like it will like quince pie. To make a quince pie simply follow the recipe for Bea's_Apple_Pie, substituting quince for the apples. You may also use part quince and part apple and you may use a lattice top if you wish. If you are new to pie making you may want to take a peek at Let There Be Pie.