Oct 27, 2017

Pseudocydonia aka Karin

While I was out shopping for some buttons, I randomly received an odd fruit from the lady behind the counter. With a puzzled look on my face, the woman went on to tell me how to prepare it and stuck some other things in the bag before shooing me out the door. I looked it up and turns out what the lady had given me is very similar to a quince, which I had also unfortunately never heard of, but is more common than Pseudocydonia, what this thing is. Pseudocydonia aka Karin photo

As with all the unknown produce that comes in the door, I just started to hack into it. It's flesh is gritty almost like a potato and an over ripe apple mixed together. The woman said to slice it up and cover it in sugar. Then let it set, and the syrup can be used in tea for a sore throat. Pseudocydonia aka Karin photo

Well, it is currently in my fridge and I'm waiting to see what it will turn out like. Covering fruit in sugar make me want strawberry shortcake like my mom would make when I was a kid. I'll settle with experimenting with the fall fruits and wait for strawberry season to get my shortcake grub on.  



American step mom with beautiful Brazilian babies. Raising them in Japan. I'm a crafter too


  • genkidesu

    on Oct 28

    I've never heard of it either! Curious to get your thoughts about whether it works as a sore throat remedy - I find I get so many sore throats as the winter months roll in, so I'm open to anything!

  • edthethe

    on Oct 29

    @genkidesu i will absolutely update you on how the tea goes!! i plan to try it out on its own and as a fruit syrup on pancakes too!

  • helloalissa

    on Nov 9

    I've seen "Yuzu Karin" syrup for hot tea and as a cough drop flavor, but haven't seen the fresh fruit. It's good to know how to prepare it - I've never used fresh quince but have heard it's really only good for jams with lots of sugar. How did it turn out?

  • edthethe

    on Nov 9

    @helloalissa so I licked some of it, and not gonna lie it was good. But it is mostly just sugar.. I'll wait till I have a sore throat or a scratchy one at least and let you how well it works!