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The secret to great Quince jam, Sooooo Tasty

November 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Middle Eastern

Recipe: Quince jam/مربى السفرجل: Turn this unique fruit into a delicate pink lovely jelly.

Summary: Quince is very popular in the middle east. It tastes like across between apple and pear. Mix it with some apples to make a good combination. It has a rich yellow exterior and a strong pleasant fragrance. Hard acidic when raw, once cooked and sweetened, it turns red and tastes divine.


  • 2 pounds quince
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Wash quince, peel and grate coarsely. Remove seeds and cores. Add sugar to the grated quince. Let stand for 3 to 4 hours. Over medium heat, add little water and simmer until the mixture thickens and the quince is light red in color. Add the lemon juice and simmer for 5 more minutes. Pour in clean jars while hot. Seal immediately. Serve with toasted bread.

Cooking time (duration): 20 minutes

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: Middle Eastern

My rating:5 stars: ★★★★★

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