Walnut-Crusted Quince and Manchego Bites

Try this Walnut-Crusted Quince and Manchego Bites recipe from the 'Fast Food, Good Food' cookbook
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Walnut-Crusted Quince and Manchego Bites

Ditte Isager

Quince paste, known as dulce de membrillo in Spanish-speaking countries, is made by cooking the hard, tart flesh of this fruit (a relative of apples and pears) with water and sugar until it turns red and sticky and holds its shape. It’s available in specialty grocery stores and online. In Spain, quince paste is commonly paired with manchego cheese, made from raw sheep’s milk, as a breakfast item or snack. This recipe fancies up the combination with toasted spiced walnuts and chopped parsley and it also works as a breakfast dish.

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12
Servings
618
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup raw walnuts, toasted
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 Pound quince paste, cubed
  • 1/2 Cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 1/2 Pound manchego cheese, cubed, at room temperature

Directions

Place the walnuts in a food processor and add a pinch of salt and the paprika. Pulse until the nuts are very finely chopped, then pour out onto a plate.

Roll and press each cube of quince paste in the walnuts until it is nicely coated. Thread onto a toothpick, place a leaf of parsley on top, and add a cube of manchego last. Thread the remaining quince paste, parsley, and cheese on toothpicks in the same way and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
38g
42%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
81g
62%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
35µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
137µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
190mg
19%
Choline, total
17mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
120µg
30%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
85mg
27%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
263mg
38%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
512mg
34%
Water
17g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Walnut Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Walnut Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.