Quince jam

Quince jam

Quince jam, an autumnal delight. Only ripe quinces and a little sugar for this jam that is both pleasing to the eye and to the palate. Its amber color and its slightly acidic flavor make it the ideal solution for creating original tarts, for setting breakfasts rich in flavor and energy.

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Origin area
Lecce / Salento
GMO Free
Handmade product
Preservatives used
200 gr
70% mele cotogne, 30% zucchero
Short production line / 0 Km
Laterradipuglia Conserve

Quince jam, authentic Apulian recipe

Let's get to know the quince better

Known for its markedly sour flavor with a hint of acidity and for its size often between that of a pear and an apple, the quince has a skin with a light golden colour. Its taste is the result of the union between malic acid and tannins: the former is responsible for the acidic note, while the latter are the basis of the sour tone of the quince. The ripening of the fruits usually occurs between the end of summer and the beginning of autumn, in the months between September and October.

Properties and benefits of quince

  • source of vitamins and minerals
  • digestive properties
  • strengthens the immune system

The quince jam recipe

Ingredients for quince jam

  • 1 kg of quinces
  • 400 g of sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Water (to taste)

Step by step instructions: here's how to prepare quince jam

  • Wash and clean the quinces. Remove the fluff covering them with a damp cloth. Peel them and cut them into pieces, removing the cores.
  • Place the quinces in a bowl with water and lemon juice. This will help prevent the fruit from blackening.
  • Blanch the quinces. In a large pot, bring plenty of water to the boil. Add the quinces and cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until soft.
  • Drain the quinces and place them in a large pan. Add the sugar and lemon juice.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour, or until the jam has reached the desired consistency.
  • Sterilize the jars. Wash the jars and caps thoroughly with hot soapy water. Rinse them well and dry them with a clean cloth. Sterilize the jars in the oven at 100°C for 10 minutes.
  • Fill the jars with the hot jam. Close the jars hermetically with the caps.
  • Turn the jars upside down onto a clean cloth and let the quince jam cool completely.
  • Tips and variations of quince jam

For a more intense flavor, you can add a cinnamon stick or lemon zest during cooking.

If you prefer a smoother jam, you can blend the quinces with a blender before cooking them.

Quince jam can be flavored with other ingredients, such as vanilla, ginger or nutmeg.

Quince jam is excellent for spreading on bread, toast or tarts. It can also be used to fill cakes or yogurt.

Delicious combinations of quince jam

  • bread
  • cheese
  • tarts
  • cakes
  • yogurt

How to store quince jam

  • in sterilized jars
  • in the fridge
  • in the pantry

How long does quince jam keep?

Homemade quince jam will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 months. If sterilized properly, it can last up to a year in the pantry.

How do I know if the quince jam is ready?

The quince jam is ready when it has reached the desired consistency and when a drop of jam on a cold saucer thickens.

Can I freeze quince jam?

Yes, quince jam can be frozen for up to 6 months.

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