"An old family recipe for quince jelly. Quince is a fruit related to apples and pears. It is quite tart, and cannot be eaten raw. This jelly is the perfect way to make use of the quince fruit." — FAYEBABES
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7 1/2 cups
3 fluid ounces
4 1/2 cups
quinces, cored and chopped, peels on
Works well and is a family favorite.
You don't really need to add pectin to quince jelly. Quince is tart enough that it supplies its own pectin. Just put the same amount of sugar in as you have liquid from cooking the quinces and cook to the jelly point. I think I'd simmer the quinces a little longer, too, and it looks to me like there ought to be more water.
Quince/apple jelly is really delicious. Just substitute half of the quince liquid with pure apple juice.
I would like to add, also, that there are two kinds of quince. There are the quince from a tree that grows approximately 10 feet tall. They look like a cross between an apple and a pear. The quince that grows on a short red-flowering bush are less tasty and, in my experience, are mostly seed and not all that pleasant to eat.
Actually you are not quite correct. Quince is wonderful eaten raw. Growing up in Germany it was a great summer treat for us kids. Yes, quince is quite tart, and it has a texture even grainier than pears. But it is delicious even raw.
No need to add pectin!!
I did not even know what quince was until some one gave me a sack full --tried this recipe and every one raved about it--of course I took all the credit.:)
Finally! A recipe for the sweet little Quince tree the owner of the home before us left us. Last fall, I had no idea what to do with the quince - and the sweet smell of a quince can be deceiving! (I, too, found it tart - after a huge bite!)
What a perfect way to cook up my quince and enjoy them all year long. Thank you!
I have not tried this recipe yet, but one can eat a quince raw. I used to eat them sprinkled with salt as a kid.
my grandmother always made quince jelly and it was my favorite. i can't find it anywhere in stores. her recipe did not use pectin either, and the sugar was a little less than the same volume of quince juice after being boiled and squeezed through muslin, so 4 cups of juice would be a scant 4 cups of sugar. i love this stuff.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/32 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 32
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 206
** Calories from Fat: < 1
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