How to Make Quince Jelly at Home

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Sahiba Sharma
Sahiba is a long time food lover. She has a soft spot for cuisines in her heart. Although she loves to cook with her mother, she is also a nutritionist. This means that she knows the science behind the food; what is good and bad in each ingredient. With her experience in cooking and nutritional education, she is a great resource to tell us about food and recipes.

Although quince can’t be eaten raw, they make some wonderful rose-colored quince jelly. Today in this post, I will share how you can convert sour quince to a beautiful rose-colored quince jelly.

My friend Jack had many quince trees at his farmhouse. So one day, I asked him what did you do of so many quinces. He told me about the jelly that he used to make from the quince. I requested him to make some for me and one day; he invited me to taste some. The taste of jelly was awesome and I learned the recipe from him.

Making quince jelly takes some time and effort as you have to strain the quince for nearly 4-8 hours. Before straining, you even have to simmer it for 1 hr 30 mins, which adds some more effort. Then note the temperature with the help of a thermometer and then your quince jelly will be almost ready to eat.

This jelly does take some effort and time, but it tastes very good. In order to make this jelly perfect, maintaining a proper temperature, boiling over low heat and many other factors are important, which are mentioned below. So let’s start by knowing what ingredients are required for making the perfect quince jelly.

Ingredients for Quince Jelly

  • 1.5kg ripe Quince
  • 900 g Preserving Sugar
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 tbsp Orange Blossom Water (optional)

These are the ingredients that will turn quince into a wonderful rose color quince jelly. Make sure you use ripe quince for the best jelly. Now let’s see how much it will take to make this jelly.

How Much Time It Will Take To Make Quince Jelly?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeStraining TimeTotal Time
20 mins2 hrs4-8 hrs for Straining10 hrs 20 mins

This jelly recipe is not much difficult but straining takes some of your hours. I can make sure that all the time you will be investing in this recipe will be worth the wait. Now let’s jump to the Quince Jelly recipe.

Steps to Make Quince Jelly

  1. First, chop the quince. Then peel the lemon zest and squeeze lemon juice and keep it aside.
  2. Take a deep saucepan and put quince, lemon zest (peel) and lemon juice into it.
  3. Take nearly 3.2l of water in the same saucepan and boil them.
  4. Then reduce to simmer and cook for nearly 1 hr 30 mins until quince becomes soft.
  5. Take a colander and line it with a muslin cloth. Then put it over a large saucepan.
  6. Now take a quince into a colander covered with a clean tea towel and strain for 4-8 hrs until all the juice has dripped out.
  7. Take the juice into a deep saucepan and add 500g sugar for every 600ml juice.
  8. Boil over low heat and stir so that sugar gets dissolved.
  9. Now using a sugar thermometer, cook until the temperature reaches 105 C.
  10.  Now your jelly is almost ready. Remove it from the heat and stir in the orange blossom water if you want.
  11. Put it into hot sterilized jars and seal.

Your quince jelly is ready and you can serve it with cheeseboard or pork.

Nutritional Breakdown of Quince Jelly

If you’re are avoiding fats in your diet, then this jelly is best for you as it has almost negligible fats. So let’s see how much fats and other nutrients does this jelly provide you.

Carbs9 g
Sugars8 g
Protein0 g
Fats0 g

How to Make Quince Jelly at Home | Video

Well, this was a quite difficult recipe and guys may have confusion related to the steps. Below is the step-by-step video tutorial on how you can make quince jelly at your home.

Video by Ask Charlie

Now it’s your turn to convert this quince to some wonderful red colored jellies. Until then, stay tuned for our next recipe and don’t forget to share your reviews in the comment section below.

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