Quince Candy - Kotonjata
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The Balkan peoples are very fond of quinces in candy, preserves, jams, jellies, butters, chutneys and baked with apples and pears. Croatians call quince candy kotonjata or Christmas candy. It's a delightful jellied candy like a soft gum drop but with a sweet-tart taste. If your grocer doesn't carry quinces, you can buy online from Melissa's World Variety Produce. Check out these recipes.