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My son says they are called kweepeer in Dutch. He's only 11 though and only knows the Dutch he learnt at school in Belgium and I'm not sure about his spelling either.
Tell your son DANK JE WEL, he is absolutly right on the name and spelling

http://www.google.com/search?hl=nl&c...og&sa=N&tab=wi
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Roight- though the chocolate ones are much easier to come by here.

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The boys in Langenthal knew how to make stuff right- still works great, but they had to stop making them as the built in distiller for isopropyl alcohol was being used for things like those funny apples . (the boiling point of iso and ethyl alcohol are for all intents and purposes the same)
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Re: Who knows what kind of pear/apple/fruit this is?

I make crumble with them. The key is to dice them (make sure you remove ALL the harder bits) and then cook them in a mixture of water, a little sugar, cinnamon, clove, star anise and vanilla (or whatever Christmassy mix of spices you like) until softened and THEN you make the crumble as normal. Add custard or vanilla ice cream once it comes out of the oven - delicious.
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What do you use them for? I have one tree....
Quince paste. Delicious with cheese, especially the type grumpygrapefruit is selling.
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Re: Who knows what kind of pear/apple/fruit this is?

I found a Dutch website devoted to the fruit http://www.kweepeer.nl/recepten/ LOL...

Tomorrow I will stew them in my slowcooker with red wine and cinnamon like I usually do with pears and see how they turn out!
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Re: Who knows what kind of pear/apple/fruit this is?

Here are some recipes (in german) www.wildeisen.ch search for "Quitte". My mother in law makes jam out of them - yummee...

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What do you use them for? I have one tree....
quince jelly looks very pretty - can be apple or pear and qnice together.

Fruit pie is also good - qince and apple, fig, blackberry, pear, are all good combinations.
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Quince paste. Delicious with cheese, especially the type grumpygrapefruit is selling.
At last! When I mentioned in another thread ages ago that quince went very well with blue cheese, it was met with disbelief and horror!
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Re: Who knows what kind of pear/apple/fruit this is?

My grand mum makes wonderful jam with them, yummy!
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Re: Who knows what kind of pear/apple/fruit this is?

is it the same as in the attached photo? i have some growing on the patch of land next to me, but i think it belongs to the neighbour and he's ignoring them so they're just falling to the ground and rotting. almost fell when i tripped on one that rolled onto my driveway when i got home last night.
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Re: Who knows what kind of pear/apple/fruit this is?

Google translations,

German, die Quitte

Dutch, de Quince

French, le coing

English, the quince

Italian, la Quince

Irish, an Quince
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is it the same as in the attached photo? i have some growing on the patch of land next to me, but i think it belongs to the neighbour and he's ignoring them so they're just falling to the ground and rotting. almost fell when i tripped on one that rolled onto my driveway when i got home last night.
Yes it's the same
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Google translations,

German, die Quitte

Dutch, de Quince

French, le coing

English, the quince

Italian, la Quince

Irish, an Quince
Well google is not very good lol, just changing the first word , belgiummums son found me the Dutch translation, kweepeer
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Re: Who knows what kind of pear/apple/fruit this is?

Made this last year - pretty good!

Anything made with quinces is bound to be delicious, and this ratafia is no exception. If the only ones you can buy are still green, let them ripen to yellow in the house. A word of warning -- handle them carefully, as they are easily bruised.
Take 2 large quinces. Rub the grey down off them with a cloth, rinse and grate them, peel and core included. Put into a 1-quart bottling jar. Pour in granulated sugar to come about a third of the way up the bottle, add 1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon, ginger and mace, then fill the bottling jar with brandy or vodka.

Leave for a few months - will be ready for Christmas. Look up recipes for Quince chutney as well.
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Google translations,

German, die Quitte

Dutch, de Quince

French, le coing

English, the quince

Italian, la Quince

Irish, an Quince
Nope, in Italian it is called mela cotogna. But you're right about French.

Also, as somebody has already mentioned, in Dutch it is called kweepeer
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is it the same as in the attached photo? i have some growing on the patch of land next to me, but i think it belongs to the neighbour and he's ignoring them so they're just falling to the ground and rotting. almost fell when i tripped on one that rolled onto my driveway when i got home last night.
Since they are not "straightforward" to handle, a lot of people don't do anything with them. Shame, really, and Odile's "witches' brew" sounds DELICIOUS!
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Re: Who knows what kind of pear/apple/fruit this is?

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Anything made with quinces is bound to be delicious, and this ratafia is no exception. If the only ones you can buy are still green, let them ripen to yellow in the house. A word of warning -- handle them carefully, as they are easily bruised.
Take 2 large quinces. Rub the grey down off them with a cloth, rinse and grate them, peel and core included. Put into a 1-quart bottling jar. Pour in granulated sugar to come about a third of the way up the bottle, add 1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon, ginger and mace, then fill the bottling jar with brandy or vodka.

Leave for a few months - will be ready for Christmas. Look up recipes for Quince chutney as well.
Would you like some? My late neighbour's son was here today and he told me to help myself to as many as I like.
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Re: Who knows what kind of pear/apple/fruit this is?

I think it is quince. The French make a quince jam with it. Quite bitter to eat but some people do.
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Quince time already? Here a sweet delicious recipe.
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Quince time already? Here a sweet delicious recipe.
some more here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...-whittingstall
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