Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Millions of Quinces, Quinces for me!

On the drive home from my friends last week, I passed a house selling Quinces for £1 per bag. I slammed on the breaks and grabbed a couple of bags. At the weekend I made Quince jelly.
First step is to cut them all up, keeping in the core and skin on. Place in a pan, cover with water and boil until soft. It took a couple of hours.
Once boiled and soft leave to strain for 24 hours and collect the juice. For every pint of juice you need 1lb of sugar.

Place the juice, sugar and the juice of one lemon in a pan and boil until you reach setting point. This took about 20 minutes.

While the juice is boiling sterilise your jars in the oven.

The finished jelly is a fantastic orange colour. Tastes lovely with cold meat and cheese. Only thing is 18 Quinces only made 2 jars!

5 comments:

  1. I've never tried quince before!

    Victoria x

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  2. There's a lovely blog clled The Quince Tree that has been full of lovely quincey recipes recently - you should go and have look.

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  3. Mmmm looks fab.. never tried it before but looks lovely. x

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  4. bottoms, our neighbour has a quince tree and it keeps dropping them in the garden but i am not sure we have enough for that jelly now :-( Fab idea.

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