Quince Jelly

Preparation info
  • Makes

    3 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Limoncello and Linen Water

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2012

  • About

The quinces in this recipe can be cooked in a pressure cooker, which would reduce the cooking time by around a third and maintain a good water level, too. Wilma doesn’t let anything go to waste and uses the cooked pulp to make Quince jam.


  • 2 kg (4 lb 8 oz) ripe quinces
  • 1 <


Cut the quinces into small chunks, cores and all, and the lemon into quarters. Put them all in a deep pot and cover with plenty of water. Bring to the boil and simmer gently, partly covered, until the fruit is soft and the liquid is a lovely fuchsia pink. This can take anywhere from 2 hours on, so check often by piercing the fruit with a small sharp knife. Resist the temptation to add extra wat