Quince is a non-native tree in the rose family. It’s related to apples and pears, in fact the fruits look a bit like an oversized pear. It’s often grown for it’s attractive pink blossom but the fruits are not to be overlooked.
Here’s a simple recipe for quince jam, a wonderful accompaniment to cheeses and cold meats.
- 1 kg of quinces, weighed after coring and peeling
- 1 large lemon
- 1kg of sugar
- 1.2l of water
How to make quince jam
- Peel and core the quinces until you have 1kg of fruit
- Cut into small chunks and place into a pan with the water and lemon juice and cook until the fruit is tender and soft
- Add the sugar and bring to the boil slowly, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved
- Simmer until setting point is reached