Quince Jam Preserve. These strange for western world fruit, "inedible" in their raw state, become rare treat once they are cooked with sufficient sugar and water. Their taste is reminiscent of apples surrounded by almonds. And they are one of those exotic fruits that conjure up as many stories and visions simply through their name as they do through their flavour. Make a pie out of them and all your guests will be asking you to share a recipe.