Spiced quince in syrup. Photo by Jessica Halfin
There is a certain romantic quality in Old World recipes. They are often made best by chubby babushka fingers, with love and patience. Here is a recipe not often seen outside of Savta’s kitchen, but one whose aroma draws people in.
Quince, the wobbly perfumed cousin of the pear, is the perfect celebratory gift because of the bright cheery pink tone of the finished syrup. Wait for the hue to deepen, and you’ll know your sweet and spicy gift is ready to share.