I had a little box of membrillo in the back of the refrigerator, left over from a cheese plate a few weeks ago. (Membrillo is like jam; as long as it's refrigerated it doesn't go bad — at least, not quickly.) I noticed it while giving my fridge the Cure once-over and wondered if there was anything I could do with it before buying another hunk of Manchego.
Then I saw these cookies at Eat a Duck I Must: Mrs. Fields' Surprise-Filled Cookies — with membrillo! Of course! Membrillo, with its thick texture, is easy to dab into cookies, and its delicious mix of floral and tangy flavors makes it a wonderful complement to sweet thumbprints.
Delicious, and well worth the literally 10 minutes it took to whip these up.
• Get the recipe: Mrs. Fields' Surprise-Filled Cookies at Eat a Duck I Must
Do you have a favorite use for membrillo or quince jam?
Related: Raspberry-Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies from Glorious Grits
(Image: Faith Durand)