"quince jelly"
Close-up of a jar of quince jelly
Creative Commons AttributionClose-up of a jar of quince jelly - Credit: Michael Hopkinsii

 Quinces are the fruit of the quince tree (Cydonia oblonga). When mature they are yellow in colour and resemble a cross between a pear and an apple. Their hard, strongly-perfumed flesh is not edible when raw, although quinces are often used to make  jams and jellies. When cooked the flesh becomes an attractive amber colour.

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A quince
Creative Commons AttributionA quince - Credit: Fresco Tours