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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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Make choice of fair uinces to make your Pye withal, pare them very thin, and core them, and lay them within your paste; add thereunto two races of Ginger sliced, as much Cinamon broaken into bits, and eight or ten whole Cloves; lay these with the Quinces close packed, with as much refined Sugar as the Quinces weigh, close it up; and having soaked four or five hours in the Oven, take it out and ice it.

You may otherwise make a Quince-Pye thus: Take a gallon of Flower, a pound and half of Butter,


six Eggs, thirty Quinces, three pounds of Sugar, half an ounce of Cinamon, the like quantity of Ginger and Cloves, and some Rosewater, then make it into a Pye or Tart; when it is baked, strew on some double refined Sugar.