I realize it is not the season for quince for most of us, living in the Nothern Hemisphere, but here is a quince jam recipe for those who lives in the Southern Hemisphere. Last time I was in the Bay Area I bought some quince (grown in Chile) and made that jam from two of them. Quite easy to make and tastes, smells just wonderful. It is not one of those fruits that most adore; very hard to eat even when ripe, hard to come by etc.
Turkish cuisine has a very special dessert made with quince that I would like to share with you later in the year, hopefuly when I have more quince in my hand. :)
For the quince jam, here is what you need:
- approx 1lb quince (2 quinces)
- 1.3 lbs (600gr) sugar
- 2 cups of water
- 1 Tbs lemon juice
While waiting for the water to boil, grate the washed and halved quince. Drop all the grated quince in the boiling water and let them cook until soft. I do not recall how long that process took but apparently not too long to remember ;) Mix in the sugar and let it boil until the jam consistency is reached. Mix the lemon juice and let it boil once more. Careful ladle into sterilized jar and enjoy your jam!