Quince Jelly


This quince jelly is amazing with some cheese. A refreshing and sweet jelly with an old fashioned type of fruit; quince.

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Quince jelly
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2019-09-25, this recipe is for 10 people and takes 2 hour.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 11-02-2021

2 hour 10 people Side dishes
Quince jelly


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  • 1,5 kg quinces
  • 1 lemon
  • sugar - the exact amount depends on the amount of quince juice you'll end up with + extra for garnish
Quince jelly ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • large pan
  • medium-sized pan
  • fine sieve
  • optional: cheese cloth or clean kitchen towel
  • about 6 sterile jars - you can easily clean them yourself by cooking them in boiling water for a few minutes

Quince Jelly

2 hour 10 people Side dishes

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Preparation -- 1 hour

Rinse quinces and chop them into pieces. It's not necessary to peel them or to remove the core first. Add pieces of quince into a large pan and fill it with water, make sure they're completely covered.

Put a lid on and let it cook for about 45 minutes, or until they're completely soft. Use a fine sieve to get rid of the quince pieces, this way you'll end up with a very tasty quince water.

You can use a cheese cloth or clean kitchen towel for an extra clear jelly.  

Quince jelly
Quince jelly

Finishing the quince jelly -- 1 hour + waiting time

Weight the quince juice and add the exact amount of sugar along with the juice of a lemon to the juice. Bring the juice with sugar and lemon juice to a boil and let it simmer for about an hour.  

You'll notice it's getting the consistency of jelly. The longer you'll cook the juice, the darker in color it will become. You can easily test if the jelly is thick enough by adding a little bit to a small plate.

If it's cooled off completely, you'll see how thick the jelly is. Divide the jelly over sterile jars and let them cool off completely.

This quince jelly is delicious with some cheese, but also great on top of pancakes. Enjoy!

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