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Quince Jam
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins

Quince Jam, a delicious homemade jam made with fresh seasonal fruit for a fantastic spread that tastes like heaven. It's so easy to make, and uses only 3 ingredients: quinces, sugar and lemon juice. It might not be the most popular jam to find in stores, but its unique flavour makes me fall in love with it every single time I have it. The quince jam is amazing in cookies or cakes too.

Course: Jam
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: jam recipes without pectin
Servings: 3 jars
Calories: 494 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 4 quinces
  • 250 g sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  1. Remove the fine hair on the quinces (if there is any), wash and core.

  2. Cut into small cubes, then add the lemon juice and mix everything well.

  3. In a large pan, add the water and sugar, and bring to a boil over a low to medium heat.

  4. When the sugar is dissolved, add the quince cubes, and leave to cook for about 2 hours or until the quinces are soft and turned into a deep orange colour, and the liquid has the consistency of honey.

  5. Wash 3 or 4 jam jars, and add them to the oven set at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 5 minutes, then add the hot jam and close the lids tightly.

  6. Turn the jars upside down and leave to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts
Quince Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 494 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 594mg17%
Carbohydrates 129g43%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 83g92%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 121IU2%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.